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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.


495 Pieces

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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.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 31:01
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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
Caption: Michael Galinsky, San Francisco, CA 6/8/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Michael Galinsky talks triggers, the power of belief, and why art always prefigures science.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2017
  • Length: 27:14
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Amanda Kernell talks family secrets, colonized minds, and the job of an artist.

  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 14:28
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/22/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks restoring fragments, revolutionary women, and honoring the legendary film preservationist, David Shepherd.

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:20
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John Fisher talks disco, provocation, and Priscilla as parable.

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 27:20
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John Sayles talks art, timing, and why no one else edits his films.

  • Added: May 20, 2017
  • Length: 11:13
Caption: Eleanor Coppola, San Francisco, CA 4/10/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Eleanor Coppola talks filming a road trip, talking to strangers, and the crises of the creative process.

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 17:25
Caption: Amir Bar-Lev, San Francisco, CA 4/15/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Amir Bar-Lev talks American values, a murderous eye, and starting things off with Emily Dickinson.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 19:39
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Terence Davies talks ecstasy, unfairness, and avoiding narrative cul-de-sacs,

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 17:41
Caption: Annie Q & Angie Wang, San Francisco, CA 3/10/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Annie Q and Angie Wang talk evoking empathy, burping as liberation, and how Star Trek made their movie happen.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:19
Caption: Lydia Tenaglia & Jeremiah Tower, San Francisco, CA 4/27/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeremiah Tower and Lydia Tenaglia talk cranberries, kidneys, and why a meal is more than just food.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 16:33