Interviews

Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’

Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’ (First Posted in 2005) Deborah Kampmeier’s film VIRGIN was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, but none of the usual suspects were interested in distributing it. Fortunately VIRGIN was recently released on DVD. Jan Lisa Huttner called Kampmeier at her home in New […]

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Interviews

Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’

Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’ (First Posted in 2005) ‘Bride and Prejudice’, Gurinder Chadha’s new musical extravaganza, opened in Chicago on February 12th. Jan Lisa Huttner chatted with Gurinder two days before by phone. Jan was at her desk in Chicago. Gurinder was out and about, […]

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Interviews

Jan Chats with Director Christopher Noonan about his Film ‘Miss Potter’

Jan Chats with Director Christopher Noonan about his Film ‘Miss Potter’ (First Posted in 2007) What a surprise: I walked into a critics screening of MISS POTTER with minimal background and low expectations (“Oy, Peter Rabbit? I don’t think so!”), but walked out delighted to have met her acquaintance. Luckily the publicist was able to […]

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Features

Jan Chats with Award-Winning Israeli Director Joseph Cedar

Jan Chats with Award-Winning Israeli Director Joseph Cedar (First Posted in 2005) In September 2004, Joseph Cedar’s film CAMPFIRE received five “Ophir Awards” from the Israel Film Academy including Best Picture, Best Director, & Best Screenplay. But when it made its American debut one month later at the Chicago International Film Festival, CAMPFIRE received mixed […]

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Interviews

Jan Chats with Nir Bergman about ‘Broken Wings’

Jan Chats with Nir Bergman about ‘Broken Wings’ (Hebrew Title: KNAFAYIM SHVUROT) (First posted in 2004) The Israeli film “Broken Wings’  swept that country’s Academy Awards in 2002, and also won major awards at the Berlin, Palm Springs and Tokyo International film festivals. The film opens this week in the United States. Jan Lisa Huttner (JLH) caught up […]

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