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Series produced by Andrea Chase

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Filmmakers talk with Andrea Chase

Smart, but never stuffy, Andrea Chase draws out filmmakers by asking the questions others don't think of, but wish they had. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor set this interview series apart.


505 Pieces

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Michael Almereyda talks illusion, stretching corners, and the serendipity of a sneaked cigarette.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2017
  • Length: 15:18
Caption: Pekka Strang (and the book he discusses in the interview), San Francisco, CA 10/21/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Pekka Strang talks liberation, sauna culture, and how we’re all the same under the leather

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 16:09
Caption: Richard LInklater, October 13, 2017, Credit: Andrea Chase
Richard Linklater talks social cohesion, necessary lies, and selective editing.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 17:31
Caption: Jason Sussberg, San Francisco, CA 11/7/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jason Sussberg talks bow ties, communication, and meeting his hero.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2017
  • Length: 18:24
Caption: Santiago Rizzo, Mill Valley, CA 10/15/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Santiago Rizzo talks shadows, energy, and trusting the struggle.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 15:17
Caption: Ai Wei Wei, San Francisco, CA 10/3/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ai Wei Wei talks first instincts, human rights, and rebuilding connections.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 12:23
Caption: Sara Weksler & Dr. Bassem Youssef, San Francisco, CA 10/13/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dr. Bassem Yousseff and Sara Taksler talk shooting from a moving car, the power of satire, and being airport certified.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 25:03
Caption: Peter Landesman, San Francisco, CA 9/28/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Peter Landesman talks integrity, corruption, and what he grooves on.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2017
  • Length: 14:29
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John Carroll Lynch talks souls, the five longevities, and the special light that Harry Dean Stanton radiated.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 17:45
Caption: Peter Bratt & Dolores Huerta, San Francisco, CA 9/4/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dolores Huerta and Peter Bratt talk common denominators, the war for truth, and controlling the narrative.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:42
Caption: Damon Davis & Sabaah Folayan, San Francisco, CA 4/14/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis talk hypocrisy, reckless disregard, and modernized blackface.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 15:17
Caption: Jeannette Walls, 7/31/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeanette Walls talks emotional truth, making choices, and the gift of chaos.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 12:22
Caption: Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary, San Francisco, CA 7/15/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary talk trust, wardrobe, and the role of matzo ball soup in their process.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 14:38
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Michael Gene Sullivan talks opening minds, speaking truth to power, and the myth of the middle class.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2017
  • Length: 33:23
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Henry Ian Cusick talks having faith, smiling Jesus, and making his day.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 15:19
Caption: Mickey Lemle, San Francisco, CA 7/6/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mickey Lemle talks compassion, genius, and the definition of a good day.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:29
Caption: Fawzia Mirza, San Francisco, CA 6/23/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Frameline 41 filmmakers speak on the importance of art in the time of Trump.

Bought by WCPN


  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 31:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Jeffrey Schwarz talks redemption, camp, and those infamous 1989 Oscars.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 16:15
Caption: Katharine Ross & Brett Haley, 4/12/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Brett Haley and Katharine Ross talk percolating, surprising inevitability, and the best sandwich ever.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
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Tomas Leach talks casting, contradiction, and earning the landscape.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 15:36