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Pasquale Scaturro on filming his Nile adventure

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Mystery of the Nile (currently playing the Cincinnati Museum Center's OMNIMAX Theater) documents the first complete journey along Africa's Blue Nile and Nile rivers, covering more than 3,000 m  

Shane Carruth on making a movie for $7,000

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
To stand out from the 38,000 people attending the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, director/writer Shane Carruth, flaunts the miniscule budget of his debut film, Primer, a dark thriller about young sc  

Never-ending hacked celebrity Sidekicks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Star idolization reached a new low -- or a technical high, depending on how you look at it -- when celebrity-by-default Paris Hilton had her trusty Sidekick (a combo cell phone and PDA) hacked into a  

Hotel Rwanda director Terry George on history's lessons

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Hotel Rwanda filmmaker Terry George has an ideal goal regarding his acclaimed drama about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when Hutu extremists slaughtered their Tutsi neighbors. He wants to remind people   

Spike Lee on the Year of the Pimp

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Imagine a dialogue with a feature filmmaker that only occasionally veers towards the topic of filmmaking. Over the course of 18 films ranging from School Daze, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and 25  

Million Dollar Baby packs emotional heartache

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 26, 2005
The bloodletting, an obligatory element in all boxing stories, takes a backseat to the unforgettable heartache in director Clint Eastwood's sports melodrama, Million Dollar Baby, by far the most   

Dayton filmmaker Selena Burks on heading to Sundance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The path to the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for documentary filmmaker and Wright State University graduate Selena A. Burks goes back as far as she can remember because Saving Jackie, the film tha  

Jean-Pierre Jeunet on the travesty of war By Steve Ramos

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2005
For French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet to come to New York City to introduce his World War I drama, A Very Long Engagement, at the American Museum of the Moving Image is something of a personal,   

Richard Sherman deciphers "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Pages of the Walt Disney songbook credited to sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman include the scores for The Parent Trap and Jungle Book. Told that his greatest Disney song work -- the high  

Betsy Chasse is a What tHe #$*! (Bleep) director and a believer

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Director Betsy Chasse understands the phenomenon over her quantum-physics-meets-new-age-spirituality documentary What tHe #$*! (Bleep) Do wE (k)now!? from both sides. As Bleep's co-director and c  

Local filmmaker Craig Highberger on Jackie Curtis

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
As a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, Craig Highberger first heard the name Andy Warhol from an uncle who went to college with the celebrity artist in the 1950s. Childhood curiosity turned to teenage  

Yes Men leader Andy Bichlbaum on his "penis" suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2004
The funniest political activists you'll ever meet are Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the subjects of the hilarious, self-titled documentary by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman and Sarah Price, t  

Actress Penélope Cruz on looking her worst

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2004
There are two beautiful actresses in director John Duigan's sprawling period romance, Head in the Clouds, but only one of them receives the glamour treatment. Charlize Theron enjoys a gorgeous wa  

Motorcycle Diaries actor Rodrigo de la Serna on "Latin spirit"

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The Argentinean contribution in filmmaker Walter Salles' Pan American production, The Motorcycle Diaries, about the 1952 motorcycle trip taken by a then-23-year-old Ernesto "Che" Guevara and hi  

Silver City Director John Sayles on 'liberal' Hollywood

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Things are happenin, and the movies are finally addressing the news and politics that surround them. Recent documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Control Room have opened the door for hot-topic d