Scott Robinson brings the spirit of pulp fiction, and a love of outer space, to the Newport Jazz Festival.
“When people ask how I became interested in history, I answer it was through an interest in popular culture and disreputable genres.”
John Berberian, an Armenian-American master of the oud, is in our midst.
An artist who readily quoted Kierkegaard? Actually, Robert Motherwell always resisted his media image, the ex-Ivy League graduate student who is a philosopher-intellectual before he is an artist.
“My idol was Pete Seeger, even before I moved to the Village. He still is.”
Marah Strauch’s documentary tries to fathom Carl Boenish’s motive for taking his last leap.
“Yes, America might have been a nation of Christians, but that was different from being formally a Christian nation.”
Making Archie’s Betty compelled Gerald Peary to confront his inner Archie: “The more I made this movie, the more personal it got.
The collaboration with the mortally ill Ed Pincus, Lucia Small explains, came about from a mutual desire to experiment with documentary form.
Not everybody loves the documentary Last Days in Vietnam. Director Rory Kennedy responds to some of the criticism.