Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

By Joan Amenn Recently seen as Desire in Netflix’s “The Sandman” and now in a new role in the reboot of the science fiction series “Quantum Leap” on NBC (alternately, you can catch it on Peacock), Mason Alexander Park has been stealing scenes in one riveting performance after another. We got to sit down with them and chat a little about both series and they … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

Exclusive Interview With Clayton Scott, Director of “Below the Fold”

Ask any inspiring filmmaker out there about the difficulties of making their first feature film and they’ll be able to reel off a dozen difficult encounters and challenges that they had to face. However, Clayton Scott’s experiences and struggles filming the tense crime thriller “Below the Fold” are something special. Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Clayton Scott, Director of “Below the Fold”

Emotional Journeys Through Horror: A Profile of K/XI

gotten to know over the years had projects there, and I was looking forward to not only their new work, but- for at least one- getting to meet them in person for the first time. By the time that 2 1/2 days ended, there were more filmmakers whose work connected with me, and I’d had one of the strongest communal experiences watching film in my life. No filmmaker made an impression on me that weekend, however, quite like K/XI (pronounced K Eleven), and her feature film, “Black Lake.” Continue reading Emotional Journeys Through Horror: A Profile of K/XI

Exclusive SXSW 2022 Interview: “Pretty Problems” Director Kestrin Pantera

By Joan Amenn Fresh from winning the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award at SXSW this year, I got to sit down with Kestrin Pantera and talk about her film, “Pretty Problems” (2022). Also, I learned she has an adorable cat and is a talented musician in addition to being a savvy film director. Joan: What films influenced your vision in creating this film? Kestrin: For the … Continue reading Exclusive SXSW 2022 Interview: “Pretty Problems” Director Kestrin Pantera

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 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