In addition to directing some of the most memorable and entertaining drive-in movies of the 20th century (among many other accomplishments), Roger Corman is most recently the subject of a new documentary called Corman’s World, which is now playing film festivals and is set for release on December 16. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Not of
Nick Broomfield is most recently the co-director of Sarah Palin: You Betcha. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he has gone rogue or rouge. Guest: Nick Broomfield Subjects Discussed: Being attracted to conservative politicians with big hair, Christopher Hitchens’s sexual fantasies about Margaret Thatcher, Frederick Wiseman and Errol Morris, contending with publicists and press agents,
Miranda July is most recently the writer, director, and star of The Future, which opens in theaters on July 29, 2011. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Seeking further bifurcations between art and commerce. Guest: Miranda July Subjects Discussed: People in their mid-thirties who are crippled by their own self-judgment, empathy and resentment, workaholicism, feeling paralyzed, kidults
James Marsh is most recently the director of Project Nim, which opens in theaters on July 8, 2011. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering unethical experiments that might slide by today’s authorities. Guest: James Marsh Subjects Discussed: States of exhaustion, Project Nim’s purported origins of the 1970s hippie residue, scientific ethics and Columbia code of conduct,
Gregg Araki is most recently the writer and director of Kaboom, which opens today in theaters. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Staring at the canvas from a low angle. Guest: Gregg Araki Subjects Discussed: Whether or not Gregg Araki looks fantastic, the camera’s height growing up over twenty years of Araki’s films, the universe as a
Elia Suleiman is most recently the writer and director of The Time That Remains. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Constantly examining his watch. Guest: Elia Suleiman Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I wanted to touch back on a point you were making about the democratization of the audience with a specific ultimate… Suleiman:
Mike Leigh’s most recent film is Another Year, which is now playing in American theaters and is very much worth your attention. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #238. There’s a very lengthy review of Another Year from October that relates to this rather unusual interview, which is part straight journalism and part
Joe Dante is most recently the director of The Hole. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Doing his best not to feed Mr. Dante after midnight or before 10:10 AM on October 10, 2010. Guest: Joe Dante Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I want to talk about the inside jokes. There are a few
Sean Baker is the director and co-writer (among other things) of Prince of Broadway. Darren Dean is the producer and co-writer of that same film. Adam Langer is most recently the author of Thieves of Manhattan. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #175. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for princes and publishing insiders.
Daniele Thompson is most recently the co-writer and director of Change of Plans — a movie that opens in theaters on August 27, 2010. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Confusing his code with his plans. Guest: Daniele Thopmson Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I wanted to start off about confinement and physical space.
Vincent Cassel stars in Mesrine: Killer Instinct, which opens in limited release on August 27, 2010, followed by Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 on September 3, 2010. Rachel Shukert is most recently the author of Everything is Going to Be Just Great and previously appeared on Show #217. (The true Shukert completist can also listen
Ken Russell is the director of such films as The Devils, Women in Love, Tommy, The Music Lovers, and Altered States. Beginning today, Russell’s films will be playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for one week (many of which are unavailable on video), where Russell himself will be appearing each evening. Considerable thanks