EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mokey and Wembley from “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock”

By Joan Amenn Hold on to your Baloobius! I had a rare and amazing opportunity to chat with Mokey (Donna Kimball) and Wembley (Jordon Lockhart) about their new series, “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.” It was an unforgettable experience and I only hope that the Fraggles had as much fun as I did. Joan: Hi Mokey! Hi Wembley! Thank you for talking with me. … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mokey and Wembley from “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock”

Sundance Interview: “Framing Agnes” Director Chase Joynt

By Morgan Roberts Premiering at Sundance, documentary film “Framing Agnes”(2022) explores the lives of trans participants of a 1950’s gender study through the University of California, Los Angeles.  The face of the project, Agnes, spoke with sociologist Harold Garfinkel.  The film brings to life the interviews between Garfinkel and Agnes, as well as the other members of the project.   “Framing Agnes” is the debut documentary … Continue reading Sundance Interview: “Framing Agnes” Director Chase Joynt

Interview: Scarecrow Video Chats About Their Favorite Films of 2021 Directed by Women

By Joan Amenn It’s already that time of year when film fans start compiling lists of their favorites and the great team at Scarecrow Video are jotting them down and checking them twice. We got to sit down with Emalie Soderback and Kevin Clarke from Scarecrow’s fun YouTube program, “VIVA PHYSICAL MEDIA!” which you should definitely check out (VIVA PHYSICAL MEDIA episode 28 – YouTube) … Continue reading Interview: Scarecrow Video Chats About Their Favorite Films of 2021 Directed by Women

Exclusive Interview with Angela How, Director of “Bullied”

After watching Angela How’s hard-hitting and very real drama/thriller “Bullied” I was very keen to speak to her about the development of the film and her inspiration behind it. As a child I was subjected to bullying at school and it did have a significant impact on my overall perception of myself and my confidence. I found myself really relating to the character of Charlotte (played by the brilliant Jacinta Klassen) and I wasn’t quite aware of how much the film had impacted me until afterwards when I was coming up with the questions for How. There’s such a rawness and sense of realism, that this story could have only come from someone who had lived through the effects of bullying. In this interview below, How discusses her inspiration behind the picture, the struggles of casting and the female filmmakers who influenced her as well as her next upcoming project which sounds fascinating. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Angela How, Director of “Bullied”

Exclusive Interview: Scarecrow Video 2.1 & the Future of Physical Media Livestream Telethon

By Joan Amenn What are you doing this weekend? I got to chat with Executive Director Kate Barr and Development Director John O’Connor from Scarecrow Video about their big plans for expansion that they are calling Scarecrow 2.1. If you don’t know about the incredible film repository that is Scarecrow Video, check out my previous interview here https://intheirownleague.com/2021/01/26/exclusive-interview-with-scarecrow-video-part-i/  A fun live streaming telethon is happening … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Scarecrow Video 2.1 & the Future of Physical Media Livestream Telethon

Interview: “I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking)” shows pandemic filmmaking and empathy

By Valerie Kalfrin Directors Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina never mention COVID-19 in their feature film “I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking),” but the pandemic is just as much a character as an inspiration for the project. Based in Los Angeles County, the socially conscious filmmakers wanted to spotlight homelessness without being exploitative. They created a story with fellow USC film school friend and screenwriter Roma … Continue reading Interview: “I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking)” shows pandemic filmmaking and empathy

Exclusive Interview with Director Lynne Sachs

. I actually started that film as a triptych, “Film About a Father Who,” that was about the ways that you can know about another person. I made this film that was about my Dad, and then I made a film about a woman who was a filmmaker and a mother who lived in Israel and how her life got wrapped up in the violence of the Middle East. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Director Lynne Sachs

Exclusive Interview with Scarecrow Video Part II

By Joan Amenn This is Part II of my exclusive interview with Executive Director Kate Barr and Development Director John O’Connor of Scarecrow Video (http://blog.scarecrow.com/), a Pacific Northwest icon for nearly thirty years. In the following, we discuss some favorite Scarecrow memories and defying the laws of physics in the pursuit of film archive expansion. We at the League are focused on women contributors in … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Scarecrow Video Part II

Exclusive Interview with Scarecrow Video Part I

By Joan Amenn I am delighted to have sat down with Executive Director Kate Barr and Development Director John O’Connor of Scarecrow Video, a Pacific Northwest icon for nearly thirty years. The following is the first part of my interview as we chat about the history of Scarecrow and how the year 2020 impacted this unique treasure of the film community. Joan: Whichever one of … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Scarecrow Video Part I

Exclusive Interview With Malou Reymann, Director of “A Perfectly Normal Family”

When she was 11 years old, Malou Reymann’s father transitioned to being a woman. Malou went on to study Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School, and her semi-autobiographical debut feature film “A Perfectly Normal Family” has been inspired by her own experiences as a child. Featuring towering performances by Kaya Toft Loholt and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, the film tells the story of eleven year old Emma who has a perfectly normal family until one day she discovers that her dad, Thomas, is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had, while accepting that everything has changed. Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Malou Reymann, Director of “A Perfectly Normal Family”