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'I Am TIMBUKTU': Abderramane Sissako Interview

A lot has happened since I talked with Abderramane Sissako last October at the New York Film Festival. Islamic terrorists' attack on the headquarter of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris this January shook...

That "Other" Somali Pirate Movie: An Interview With FISHING WITHOUT NETS Director Cutter Hodierne

Film audiences are, by now, more than familiar with the concept of Somali piracy, either through the reporting of international news agencies, or through a certain hit movie starring Tom Hanks that came out last year.However, one year prior, Cutter...

TIFF 2010: GUEST (2010): Interview With José Luis Guerín

"In the year from September 2007 until September 2008, I challenged myself by accepting without any exclusions all of the film festivals and events inviting me as a guest [for my film En la ciudad de Sylvia (In the...

TCM: 31 DAYS OF OSCAR—Interview With Robert Osborne

True to my own thematic heart, this year Turner Classic Movies (TCM) approaches the Oscar® season with its annual "31 Days of Oscar" organized as a university curriculum, with Academy Award®-winning and nominated films representing such a wide array of...

TIFF Report: MUNYURANGABO—Interview With Director Lee Isaac Chung and Scriptwriter Samuel Anderson

I seem to be on something of a Robert Koehler love fest recently, which I assure you is purely coincidental; but, when a critic of Koehler's stature champions a small, unknown film like Lee Isaac Chung's Munyurangabo, it serves to...

BAMAKO—The Greencine Interview With Danny Glover

Since first seeing Abderrahmane Sissako's Bamako at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, I've grown even more enamored with this important film. I appreciated the chance to catch it again at the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival where...

2007 SFIFF50—Bamako Press Notes/Interview With Abderrahmane Sissako

I deeply believe that life and hope go beyond the notion of justice. Recently, while waiting for a word-of-mouth screening of Vacancy to begin, I browsed through a handful of press notes for the upcoming SFIFF50. A young lady...

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND—Interview With Forest Whitaker

The Ritz Carlton was a beehive of activity this morning with frazzled publicists, frustrated hotel staff and famous talent buzzing around the lobby and elevators. Press junkets for both The Last King of Scotland and Babel were competing for...


I love interviewing- hate transcribing. But people like Gavin Hood make even that worthwhile. The director of this years Academy Award winner for Foriegn Language Film sat down with me about a week before his win for a twenty...