Monday, February 08, 2016

INDEX: INTERVIEWS (2006-2016)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of The Evening Class, a project I started a decade ago to help reinvent myself after a prolonged hospitalization and career collapse. Little did I know what awaited me when I set up this blog and applied myself to writing about film. I'm fond of saying that my world is made up of conversations and The Evening Class confirms same in unfolding fashion. The index that follows chronicles those conversations for easy reference and is, admittedly, a continuing work in progress, which I will update as time (and broken links) allow.

At this celebratory juncture I want to thank Karen Larsen of Larsen Associates for being the first publicist to grant me press credentials. At a time when blogs were suspect by local festivals, her challenge to prove myself by doing the work was a welcome initiation. I'd also like to thank David Hudson whose own traveling project The Daily did so much to grant me credence during those early years. The Blogosphere itself deserves a big shout-out for providing a community of cinephiles to share insights and perspectives, most notably Girish Shambu whose consummately educated site has been the water cooler where so many of us gathered to discuss the fine points of film coverage. Those were certainly exciting days a decade ago when "blogathons" served to rally the community. All that has rapidly changed, of course, such that I find myself aligning temperamentally with a recent note by San Francisco blogger Brian Darr of Hell on Frisco Bay: "Sometimes I wonder about the utility of an amateurly-put-together, ad-free site with an outdated design in today's era of feeds and streams and an increasingly video-centric online culture." And yet The Evening Class chugs along with a respectable readership, for which I'm sincerely grateful. Thanks are due as well to all the publicists and editors who have placed faith in my writing over the years and the wide array of contributors to the site, too many to single out here, though I will give a special shout-out to my partner-in-crime Michael Hawley who has remained my main festival previewer even as he has branched out to his own site film-415.

There's no telling what the next decade might bring. Who knows if the filmic landscape will continue to support blogs such as mine; but, I'm heartened to know that—even if not—I've earned enough of a reputation to write elsewhere for various online and print venues. Thank each and every one of you for helping my journey of reinvention to be such a rich and rewarding one. Long live cinema!!

A

Megan Abbot
Lotfi Abdelli
Sean Abley
Jeff Adachi / The Slanted Screen
Jeff Adachi / You Don't Know Jack (The Jack Soo Story)
Chantal Akerman (Fandor / Keyframe)
Oskar Alegria
Lisandro Alonso / Liverpool
Lisandro Alonso / NWFF
Tavo Amador
Brecht Andersch
Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman & Roman Coppola
Milena Andonova
Dominic Angerame
Chad Archibald
John Arellano
Michael Arndt (SF360)
Darren Aronofsky / The Fountain
Darren Aronofsky / The Wrestler
Guillermo Arriaga
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Tahar Rahim

B

Joel Ballanger
Don Bachardy
Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky
Alison Bailes
Andrew Bailey
Adam Bakri & Waleed Zuaiter
Steve Barretto
Richard Barrios
Joel Wayne Bartron
Gregory Bayne / Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man
Gregory Bayne & Christian Lybrook
Robert Beavers, Pt. 1
Robert Beavers, Pt. 2
Mark Becker, Pt. 1
Mark Becker, Pt. 2
Adrian Belic, Pt. 1
Adrian Belic, Pt. 2
Jed Rosenthal Bell
James Benning
Amy Berg
Aurora Bergere
Matías Bize
Jeffrey Blitz & Reece Thompson (SF360)
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
Carlos Bolado
Richard Bolisay
Uwe Boll
Icíar Bollaín
Ernest Borgnine
Scott Boswell
Caroline Bottaro
Danny Boyle
Alice Braga
Alejandro Brugués
Rama Burshstein & Hadas Yaron
Kerem Bürsin
The Butcher Brothers
Eric Byler

C

Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy
Juan José Campanella
Bruce Campbell & Joshua Grannell
John Canemaker
John Carney, Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (SF360)
Michael Cerenzie
Park Chan-wook
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Hye Seung Chung
Larry Clark
Bonni Cohen & Richard Berge
Jeffrey Cohlman
Peter Conheim
Francis Ford Coppola
Susan Weeks Coulter
Phil Cousineau
Mark Cousins
David Cronenberg & Viggo Mortensen (Greencine)
Francis "Oggs" Cruz
Alan Cumming
Elisha Cuthbert

D

Olivier Dahan
Viola Davis
Ninetto Davoli (Fandor / Keyframe)
Karen Day
Dodo Dayao
Thomas Dekker
Álex de la Iglesia
Bavo Defurne
Guillermo Del Toro
Arnaud Desplechin
Kirby Dick
Chris DiVecchio
Jack Donner
Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
Samuel Douek
Jonathan Duffy
Bruno Dumont (MUBI)
Mark & Jay Duplass

E

A.J. Eaton
Atom Egoyan
Fernando Eimbcke (Fandor / Keyframe)
Andrew Ellis
Thomas Elsaesser (MUBI)
Thomas Elsaesser (on photogénie)
Thomas Elsaesser (on the "painterly" in films)
Matthias Emcke & Til Schweiger
Heinz Emigholz, Pt. 1
Heinz Emigholz, Pt. 2
Carlton Evans

F

Jamaa Fanaka
Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton
Peter X. Feng
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Nancy Fishman & Joshua Moore
Ari Folman
Isabel Fondevila & Shae Green
Jodie Foster
Etyan Fox
William Friedkin (MUBI)
Javier Fuentes-León
Chris Fujiwara

G

Diamanda Galás
Patrick Galloway
Colin Geddes
Jacob Gentry & Chad McKnight
Ted Geoghegan & Travis Stevens
Bahman Ghobadi
Em Gift & Liz Franczak
Amos Gitaï
Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
Danny Glover
Amos Goldbaum
Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller (Fandor / Keyframe)
Michel Gondry
R.W. Goodwin
Robert Gordon (Cineaste)
Joshua Grannell / All About Evil
Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ), Pt. 1
Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ), Pt. 2
Joshua Grannell / Addams' Family Values
Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ), Midnight Mass 2009
Joshua Grannell / Return to Grey Gardens
Joshua Grannell / Thundercrack!
Joshua Grannell / Welcome to the Dollhouse
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Elvis Mitchell
David Gregory
Ted Grennan
John Greyson
Dylan Griffith, Collin Armstrong, & Samantha Simon
Daniel Gruener
José Luis Guerín
Tom Gunning (on photogénie
Patricio Guzmán (MUBI)

H

Andrew Haigh
Jason Hall
Ole Jørgen Hammeken
Lance Hammer (SF360)
Gadi Harel
Adam Hartzell
Ian Harvie
Molly Haskell
Todd Haynes
Michel Hazanavicius
Chris Hegedus & Nick Doob
Benjamin Heisenberg (Fandor / Keyframe)
Jack Hill
Brook Hinton
Rainer Hoffmann
Zac Holtzman (Dengue Fever)
Heddy Honigmann
Ted Hope (Fandor / Keyframe)
Michael House, Pt. 1 (SF360)
Michael House, Pt. 2
Michael House / Revealing Mr. Maugham
Hao Hsiao-hsien (Bright Lights Film Journal)
Marc Huestis
Tatiana Huezo

I

Diana Lee Inosanto


J

Annice Jacoby
Ivan Jagirdar & Anuj Vaidya
Dee James (Mom)
Richard Jenkins
Cristián Jiménez & Diego Noguera
Dave Jones
Doug Jones
Mike Jones
Shirley Jones & Ben Mankiewicz

K

Peter Katz / Already Gone
Peter & E.L. Katz / Popskull
Charlie Kaufman
Kumakiri Kazuyoshi
Dave Kehr
Matthew Kennedy (on Joan Blondell, Pt. 1)
Matthew Kennedy (on Joan Blondell, Pt. 2)
Matthew Kennedy (on Marie Dressler)
Larry Kent
Peter Ketnath
Jeff Key
Özer Kiziltan & Onder Cakar
Cédric Klapisch
Chris Kraus
Peter Krause
Marco Kreuzpaintner & Daniel Brühl
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

L

Pablo Larraín
Elliot Lavine / Hollywood Before the Code: Deeper, Darker, Nastier (Fandor / Keyframe)
Elliot Lavine / Not Necessarily Noir
Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
Tim League & Mike Keegan
Ang Lee & Tang Wei Grace Lee
Herschell Gordon Lewis (Greencine)
Richard Linklater
Laura Linney
Miguel Littin
Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Jennifer Loeber, Aaron Hillis & Brian Cassidy
Matt Losada, Elijah Wolfson & Hector Jimenez
David Lowery
Gytis Luksas
Michael Lumpkin
Kristy Leigh Lussier & Jim Lile

M

Mike Magidson
Don Malcolm / The French Had A Name For It
Don Malcolm / Don Murray: Unsung Hero
Neil Marshall
Joshua Marston
Carl Martin
Craig McCall
Tom McCarthy / The Visitor
Tom McCarthy / Spotlight
Melinda McDowell-Milks (Fandor / Keyframe)
Sir Ian McKellen
Dolissa Medina
Deepa Mehta
Ursula Meier
Dominic Mercurio
David Michôd
Jim Mickle
Tsai Ming-Liang
Elvis Mitchell
John Cameron Mitchell
Daisuke Miyao
Anita Monga
Dito Montiel & Jake Pushinsky
Crystal Moselle
Amir Muhammad
Saskia Mulder

N

Joel Nagle & Amadeus Serafini
Rola Nashef
Oscar "Papeto" Ruiz Navia, Rodrigo Vélez & Arnobio Salazar Rivas"
László Nemes & Géza Röhrig
Johnny Tri Nguyen & Thanh Van "Veronica" Ngo (VCinema)
Chon Noriega
Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer
Antonio Nuić
Dennis Nyback (SF360)


O

Carlo Obispo
Michel Ocelot
Meghan O'Hara
Steven Okazaki
Jenni Olson
Stephen Olsson
Luis Ortega
Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne / 31 Days of Oscar, 2007
Robert Osborne / 31 Days of Oscar, 2009
Robert Osborne / Summer Under the Stars
Robert Osborne & Charlie Tabesh

P

José Padilha
Chris Paine
Steve Pandola
Rithy Panh
Vincent Paronnaud
Stephen Parr
Joanne Parsont
Elizabeth Peña
Jason Perdue
Cassandra Peterson
Jay Pickett
Bill Pohlad
K.C. Price

Q

James Quandt, Pt. 1
James Quandt, Pt. 2

R

Paul Rachman & Steven Blush
Seth Randal
Lawrence Rinder
Emily Rios @ Jesse Garcia
Alex Rivera (SF360)
Alan K. Rode
João Pedro Rodrigues & Alexander David
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Eli Roth, Pt. 1
Eli Roth, Pt. 2

S

Sirak M. Sabahat
Walter Salles
Stephen Salmons, Pt. 1
Stephen Salmons, Pt. 2
Diana Sanchez
Joshua Sanchez
Im Sang-Soo & Lee Jung-jae
Hugo Santiago (Film International)
Hubert Sauper
Richard Schenkman
Richard Schickel
Markus Schleinzer
Eric Schlosser
Barbet Schroeder
Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, Clair Farley & Mark Farley
Noah Segan / All About Evil
Noah Segan / Deadgirl & Someone's Knocking At the Door
Steve Seid re Gabriel Figueroa
Steve Seid re David Goodis
Steve Seid / Exit Interview
Ulrich Seidl
Albert Serra & Mark Peranson
Steven Shainberg
Yoav Shamir
Dana Shaw
Wayne Shellabarger
Joel Shephard
Joel Shepard / SFFCC Marlon Riggs Award
Joel Shepard / New Filipino Cinema 2013
Chen Shi-Zheng
Jason Silverman
Alissa Simon
Charlie Siskel
Abderrahmane Sissako (Cineaste)
Scott Slonim
Steven Soderbergh
Fernando Solanas
Carlos Sorín
Christopher & Kate Statton (SF360)
Konrad Steiner, Pt. 1
Konrad Steiner, Pt. 2
Raleigh Stewart
Mink Stole / All About Evil
Mink Stole / Out At the Wedding
Edward Millington Stout, III (SF360)
Mark Sumner
Sun Blood Stories

T

Charlie Tabesh
Bill Talen & Savitri D.
Yen Tan & Alessandro Calza
Quentin Tarantino
Belá Tarr (Greencine)
Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas (Fandor / Keyframe)
Kimberly Theidon
Jacques Thelemaque & Diane Gaidry
David Thomson on Marlon Brando
David Thomson on Nicole Kidman
David Thomson on "Passionate" Film Criticism
David Thomson on A Thousand Decisions In the Dark
David Thomson on Peter Morgan & The Deal
Marisa Tomei
Pablo Trapero
Cody Tucker
John Turner
Tom Tykwer

U

Paolo Cherchi Usai (Fandor / Keyframe)
Sean Uyehara (SF360)

V

Kate Lawrie Van de Ven
James Vanderbilt (Fandor / Keyframe)
Marijn van Kreij & Jason Morales
Francisco Vargas
Francis Veber
Diego Vega
Federico Veiroj
Agustí Villaronga & Isona Passola
Christian Volckman
Peter von Bagh
Zach Voss / SVFF 2013 Sponsor Reel
Zach Voss / View From A Pedal Buggy

W

Andrucha Waddington
Jan Wahl (Eat Drink Films)
Patrick Wang
John Waters
Noel B. Weber
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Forest Whitaker
Hutt Wigley
Linda Williams
Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen & Amy Seimetz
Michael Winterbottom (SF360)

X

Y

Fawn Yacker & Lauren Sterling
Chi-hui Yang
Ruby Yang (SF360)
Lev Yilmaz

Z

David Zeiger
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Cineaste)

1 comment:

tb said...

An index! Great idea! And congratulations!