Interview

Agnès Godard

By Yonca Talu

Claire Denis’s longtime DP talks about filming the beautifully mysterious, Faulkner-inspired L’Intrus in picturesque locales from France’s Jura Mountains to the Polynesian Islands.

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.

Interview

Eliza Hittman

By Austin Dale

The Never Rarely Sometimes Always director discusses her career, Planned Parenthood, and how she gamed the casting process.

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.

Conversations

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.

Conversations

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

Mary Stephen

By Aliza Ma

A life-spanning conversation with the Hong Kong-born filmmaker and long-time Éric Rohmer editor, co-composer—and friend, who, off the set, was welcomed into the Rohmer circle, engaging in discussions on life and film, much music, and even more tea-drinking.

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.