Metro Retro Movie Love In Conversation
Interviews with crucial film-world figures
October 10 Roundtable: Blake Edwards
Movies by Blake Edwards command the attention of a devoted following, and we asked three of our favorite critics to discuss Metrograph’s upcoming retrospective, which was programmed by Julie Andrews herself.
September 16 The Metrograph Interview: James Gray
James Gray has more than his share of experience with the pitfalls of Hollywood filmmaking.
August 28 Roundtable: Eric Rohmer’s "Le Rayon Vert"
Some of our favorite critics chew the fat about their favorite summer movie, Le Rayon Vert.
August 13 The Interview: Joanna Hogg
Metrograph is bringing The Souvenir to its screens for a revival run beginning August 16th – along with High Life, another A24 release you may have missed earlier this year. Hogg spoke to us from London, just days after wrapping production on The Souvenir Part II.
July 23 The Interview: Joan Tewkesbury
With wild, Altmanesque tonal shifts and an unsettling intimacy unmatched by Joan Tewkesbury’s peers, Old Boyfriends is ripe for rediscovery and could change the way we think about the New Hollywood years. Metrograph will host the theatrical release of a brand new 35mm restoration from Rialto Pictures.
July 8 The Interview: Marie Losier
To hear Marie Losier tell it, she fell into filmmaking entirely by accident and has been working almost completely alone for the last 20 years.
June 17 When Love Goes Wrong
A Bigger Splash is a remarkable film for many reasons. Jack Hazan, the director of the film, talks to Geoffrey Ryman about it.
June 4 The Metrograph Interview: Marcus Lindeen
Swedish filmmaker Marcus Lindeen is a new name for American audiences, but his latest documentary The Raft will change that. Metrograph sat down with him before the June 7 opening.
May 28 Gardener’s Question Time: An Interview with Derek Jarman
Ahead of the forthcoming Metrograph run of Derek Jarman’s little-seen masterpiece The Garden, playing in a stunning new 4K restoration, we uncovered a rare interview with Derek Jarman in the movie’s original press materials. Jarman made The Garden on the grounds of his seaside cottage in Dungeness, Kent, where he moved shortly after his diagnosis with HIV, which took his life in 1994.
May 28 Diamantino directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt on Ernst Lubitsch and Ronaldo
How does one describe Diamantino, the jarring new comedy from first-time feature directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt? It’s a surrealist farce about the refugee crisis, mass media, the forces dissolving the European Union, contemporary gender politics, Cristiano Ronaldo, the greed of the one percent, the tech industry, the Catholic Church… You name it, Diamantino has something to say about it. That’s not true for the title character, a childlike soccer superstar whose narration reveals an innate goodness and generosity, even though his extreme naïveté obscures his understanding of his own power. Metrograph talked to the directors about the film, their influences, and the ego of Cristiano Ronaldo.