VIDEO: NASHVILLE HONEYMOON’S DEBUT ALBUM IT’S NASHVILLEHONEYMOON

Nashville Honeymoon is a San Francisco Bay area band founded by Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes. Here is a highlight from an upcoming interview with the band. In this clip they perform a couple of tracks – Cold Shoulder and Fancy Pants from their 2017 debut album It’s NashvilleHoneymoon. They are accompanied by Kurt Ribak on bass and Les James on drums.

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VIDEO: WOMEN IN SCIENCE SERIES: DR. RAJNI AGARWAL-HASHMI ON STEM CELLS

Dr. Rashmi Agarwal-Hashmi shares what are stem cells and what is stem cell therapy. She is Associate Prof & Medical Director, Pediatric Cell Transplant Program, Stanford Children’s Health. This is a highlight of a longer interview with Dr.Agarwal-Hashmi.

This interview is  part of our Women in Science and Tech series sponsored by Zoho Corp.

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VIDEO: RINA SHAIKH-LESKO ON SCIENCE WRITING

What does a science writer do? We turned to Rina-Shaikh Lesko, who trained and worked as an epidemiologist and then switched gears and became a science writer. But, before becoming a science writer Shaikh-Lesko went back to school to study Science Communication from University of California Santa Cruz.

This interview is part of an upcoming longer interview with Shaikh-Lesko and is part of our Women in Science and Tech series.

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VIDEO: JASON SUSSBERG ON BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY

Jason Sussberg shares how he and David Alvarado came up with the idea to make their documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy. The filmmakers pitched the idea to Nye to make a film on his life and legacy and his fight against anti-science. Nye is on a mission to educate adult, especially millennials on the importance of science. Many of them grew up watching Bill Nye’s science program on TV.

This clip is a highlight of a longer interview with Sussberg on the making of Bill Nye: Science Guy. The film releases on Nov 17, 2107 in San Francisco Bay area.

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VIDEO: RICHARD LINKLATER ON LAST FLAG FLYING & FILMS

Filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about the making of his new film The Last Flag Flying. The film is about 3 friends played by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne & Bryan Cranston and the impact of Vietnam and Iraq war on them. Is this a war film or a film about 3 middle-aged friends? What drew him to make this film that the Economist described as “muddled politics of war? How is this Linklater’s kind of war film?

We also spoke about Linklater’s passion for making films and how the Soviet filmmaker Andre Tarkovsky influenced his filmmaking style.And, we also found out about Linklater’s family connection to the San Francisco Bay area.

The Last Flag Flying releases in the San Francisco Bay area on Nov 10, 2017.

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VIDEO – RICHARD LINKLATER ON HOW HE WATCHES FILMS

Ever wondered how filmmaker Richard Linklater watches films? I did. Linklater famously watched 3 films a day as a young filmmaker. So, I wondered how he watches a film? I got to ask him that question at a recent interview we did with him in San Francisco. Linklater famously watched 3 films a day as a young filmmaker. So, I wondered how he watches a film? Tune in to find out what Linklater had to say on films and the influence of Soviet filmmaker Andre Tarkovsky.

This interview is a highlight from our upcoming interview with Linklater on his new film Last Flag Flying and how he became a filmmaker. The film releases on November 10th in San Francisco Bay area.

Bernie, Boyhood, Before Sunset and  School of Rock are some of the films Linklater directed.

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VIDEO: FILMMAKER BRETT MORGEN ON JANE GOODALL, FILMMAKING & MYTHOLOGY

Filmmaker Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck), shares on what drew him to make his new documentary Jane (on Jane Goodall),  his most soulful film yet as he put it.

Jane is based on over 100 hours of 16mm archival footage shot by Hugo van Lawick, Goodall’s first husband, for National Geographic. The film is a love story of Goodall and her utter devotion to her work on chimpanzees and conservation. We get a rare opportunity to see how Goodall’s fascination for animals and Africa began at a young age and how her mother nurtured and supported her interests and accompanied her to Africa on her first trip. We also get to see Goodall and van Lawick fall in love and start a family.

I caught with Morgen in San Francisco to talk about the making of Jane and why he chose Philip Glass to compose the music for the film. We also spoke on how de developed an interest in films and the role of mythology.

Jane is currently airing in theatres in the US.

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VIDEO: FILMMAKER PETE NICKS ON THE MAKING OF “THE FORCE”

Meet Emmy Award-winning director Pete Nicks, whose documentary The Force won him a directing award at the 2017 Sundance film festival. The Force takes you behind the scenes of the beleaguered Oakland Police Department that has been under federal monitoring for 10 years. It took over 2 years for Nicks to make this documentary, which is part of a trilogy on Oakland.

I sat down with Nicks to find out how the idea for the film came and how he made it. This is part-1 of our interview with Nicks.

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VIDEO: FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

Take a peek into the highlights of our filmmaker interviews with James Ivory, Mark Pellington, Amit Madheshiya, James Gray, Ritesh Batra and more. We talk to them about the making of their films, how they got started in films and who influenced them. Those are just a few questions, there is a lot more that we talk about.

Explore and discover more interviews from our filmmaker playlist.

These interviews were aired on TV in the US.

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VIDEO: CORBETT REDFORD ON THE MAKING OF “TURN IT AROUND: THE HISTORY OF EAST BAY PUNK”

I sat down to talk with filmmaker Corbett Redford about his debut documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.  This is a rich and dense documentary that traces the history of punk rock in the Bay area from the 1970s. The film released in 2017.

Redford shares how he became involved in making this documentary and why it was important to make this film. He shares how the city of Berkeley and the Gilman Center helped provide a safe place for many young people and punk rock musicians.

Green Day helped produce the film. Redford shares the friendly guidelines that he got from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong at the launch of the film project. These guidelines were don’t get lost in the acrimony, don’t mystify nostalgia and include diverse voices.

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