Vincent Ward, New Zealand auteur, reflects on a singular career in film, his creative instinct as an artist, and the exciting prospect of returning to directing after a long absence.
A dialogue with trombonist Jerry Zigmont at the famous Carlyle Hotel, stomping ground for Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band. Plus, seven New York cultural highlights.
At the 51st New York Film Festival, Tom Hanks on pirates, high seas, and being a nice guy.
Paul Greengrass on the romance of New York, and how it inspired the gripping Captain Phillips
Catching up with ex-pat Kiwi humourist John Clarke, who Barry ‘Dame Edna’ Humphries describes as “Australia’s greatest comedian.”
New Zealand’s inspirational Savage on Samoan humour, ‘Swing’, his deadbeat dad’s death, and dissing Wiz Khalifa.
In this ‘b-side’ with Savage, the New Zealand rapper discusses his collaborations and influences.
A conversation with writer-director Toa Fraser, whose latest project, a film version of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s acclaimed Giselle, heads to the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Keynote speaker at Auckland’s Big Screen Symposium, writer and director Guillermo Arriaga shares thoughts on his film craft and collaborators.
A conversation about great writers and filmmakers with British film boss Adrian Wootton, fresh off lecturing on Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
In conversation with Asia’s biggest filmmaker ahead of the New Zealand release of Stoker and his appearance at Auckland’s Big Screen Symposium.
A conversation with the great Mahamat-Saleh Haroun about his new film Grigris and his cinematic legacy to date.
Yves Montmayeur on his muscular study of Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, Michael H Profession: Director.
An interview with Mike Lerner, co-director of the rousing Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.
The incisive documentarian on We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Silence in the House of God.
An interview with Australian actress Caroline Craig, currently in New Zealand performing the stage version of Yes, Prime Minister.
An interview with Venice International Film Festival consultant Paolo Bertolin.
An interview with Ana Piterbarg, director of Everybody Has a Plan.
“If it wasn’t for Home and Away, I would’ve been fucked in the last year or so.”—Anna Coddington
Danish filmmaker and social anthropologist Andreas Dalsgaard discusses cities and their inhabitants, with special concern for Christchurch, ahead of the New Zealand International Film Festival.