John Turturro on The Kamla Show

JOHN TURTURRO ON HOW TO CORRECTLY PRONOUNCE HIS NAME

Ever wondered how to correctly pronounce actor John Turturro’s last name? I wondered about the correct way to pronounce his name since he is one of my favorite actors. I got an opportunity to ask Turturro that question in 2014. Turturro was in San Francisco for the press junket of Fading Gigolothat he wrote, directed and… Continue Reading


2019 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

San Francisco International Film Festival  (SFFILM Festival) is the longest running film festival in the US. This year marks its 62nd year and the festival  runs from April 10 through April 23, 2019. San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are the 3 venues where you can catch the films and listen to filmmakers talk about their… Continue Reading


Megan Smith, CEO shift7

MEGAN SMITH ON GENERAL MAGIC

We bring you highlight of our conversation with Megan Smith, who was part of the team at General Magic. In the early 1990s General Magic was one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. Smith shares some of the  hardware challenges the General Magic team faced in developing their pocket crystal or personal communicator.  General… Continue Reading


2019 CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL

Cinequest, an annual film festival in Silicon Valley is back this year from March 5 – March 17, 2019 in San Jose and Redwood City.  Cinequest is not just about films, but it also features Virtual Reality (VR) experiences and conversations with actors and film makers like Nandita Das, Billy Nighy and others. The opening… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Director Bjorn Runge on Glenn Close & The Wife

DIRECTOR BJORN RUNGE ON GLENN CLOSE’S OSCAR BUZZ

What about all this initial Oscar buzz for Glenn Close for her role in #TheWife? This was a question on my mind when I got an opportunity to interview director Bjorn Runge in 2018 just before the release of the film.  “I don’t dare think those thoughts,” he replied. “What happens next is out of my… Continue Reading


FILMMAKER FLORIAL HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK ON NEVER LOOK AWAY

We speak with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck about his Oscar nominated  film Never Look Away that he wrote, directed and produced. Never Look Away is on the final list for the 2019 Oscars in the foreign film category. In 2007 Donnersmarck won an Oscar for his debut feature film The Lives of Others  that was… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Filmmaker Alexis Bloom’s new documentary Divide and Conquer:The Story of Roger Ailes chronicles the rise and fall of the powerful and influential former Chairperson and CEO of Fox News. Ailes’s skillful use of television goes back to 1968 and continued all the way into the 21stc. “He was canny…and could read people and  feel the temperature… Continue Reading