Interview

Claire Atherton

By Yonca Talu

Chantal Akerman’s frequent editor of three-plus decades talks about the process, and honor, of working with the celebrated Belgian filmmaker on a trio of her later documentaries.

Conversations

Gardener’s Question Time:
Derek Jarman

By Metrograph

Prior to a run of Jarman’s little-seen masterpiece The Garden at Metrograph theater last year, we uncovered this rare interview with the director from 1990 in the movie’s original press materials.

Interview

Spike Lee

By Jake Perlin

Spike Lee joined Metrograph in person during the 2016 presidential election to present two of his favorite films: Ace in the Hole and A Face in the Crowd.

Conversations

Oliver Laxe

By Yonca Talu

The director talks about his powerfully meditative third feature, Fire Will Come, for which he returned to his roots to make.

Interview

Milton Moses Ginsberg

By Steven Mears

The director of the satirical Watergate-era chiller The Werewolf of Washington considers the nexus of horror and politics, and recalls his attempt to exorcise personal and national demons with his camera.

Interview

Marie Rivière

By Yonca Talu

The actress who worked closely with Éric Rohmer, and made her own film in tribute to him, reminisces about the unforgettable roles he provided her with—specifically in The Aviator’s Wife, Le Rayon Vert, and Autumn Tale—and the joys of their collaboration.

Conversations

Charlie Kaufman

By David Ehrlich

The Oscar winner responsible for some of modern cinema’s most inventive and uncomfortable screenplays talks about the art of adaptation and getting a movie made, upon the release of his fourth feature as a writer/director, I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

Interview

Moussa Sene Absa

By Austin Dale

 The Dakar-based filmmaker and visual artist, who was a close friend of Djibril Diop Mambéty’s, talks about coming on as the assistant director during the troubled production of Hyenas.

Conversations

Judy Irving

By Yonca Talu

Dark Circle co-director Irving recounts the long journey of making a film on the history and aftereffects of nuclear energy and how her documentary subjects have grown more heartening since.

Conversations

James Gray

By Austin Dale

The director of Two Lovers spoke to Metrograph just prior to making an appearance at a Members-Only screening of his latest film Ad Astra this past September.

Interview

Michael Roemer

By Melissa Lyde

An interview with the director of the groundbreaking 1964 debut feature Nothing But a Man.

Introduction

Claire Denis Introduces L’Intrus

By Claire Denis

Last April, Denis joined Metrograph theater to present two of her finest works. These are the words she shared prior to her 2004 film L’Intrus, which screened alongside No Fear, No Die.