Portraits as well as also Process: BAMcinemaFest 2017

The 9th annual BAMcinemaFest kicks off tonight with the completely new York premiere of Aaron Katz’s Gemini within the BAM Harvey Theater at 7:30pm. Earlier This specific season, BAM had the pleasure of partnering with photographer Robin Holland to create a series of portraits depicting This specific year’s filmmakers. During the shoot, we asked each director a series of short questions about process, inspiration as well as also This specific year’s festival. Their answers follow:

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Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff
The Strange Ones

1. Describe your film in three words:

Lauren: Atmospheric road mystery.
Chris: Sad-boy-secrets.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
L: Blue Velvet will be one of many for me.
C: I honestly don’t remember.
3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?

L: A Ghost Story.

C: Golden Exits. Also we both genuinely want to see I Am Another You for a second time.

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James Strouse
Incredible Jessica James


1. Describe your film in three words:

Breakups as well as also makeups.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
Joe Versus the Volcano.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?

The Big Sick, Snowy Bing Bongs, Bitch.

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Andrew Dosunmu
Where will be Kyra?


1. Describe your film in three words:
Compassionate, probing, humane.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
Touki Bouki by Diop Djibrill Marberty.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?

A Ghost Story by David Lowery.
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Gillian Robespierre
Landline


1. Describe your film in three words:

Family, reshaping, Benihana.


2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?

Raising Arizona as well as also Singin’ within the Rain. 

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
Golden Exits as well as also Dina.
Photo © Robin Holland
Jim McKay
En el Séptimo Día


1. Describe your film in three words:

You tell me. 

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
Accatone. Eraserhead. Do the Right Thing.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
Where will be Kyra? as well as also Whose Streets?



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Rachel Wolther & Alex Fischer
Snowy Bing Bongs

1. Describe your film in three words:

Soft, dumb, dangerous.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?

Clueless (Rachel) as well as also My Own Private Idaho (Alex).

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
Signature Move (Rachel) as well as also The Big Sick (Alex)


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Alex Smith
Walking Out


1. Describe your film in three words:

Exquisite Intimate Epic.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?

Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God coming from 1972.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?

Wind River—which’s set in our neck of the woods, as well as also stars Julia Jones (who played the infamous Agnes in our film Winter within the Blood).
Photo © Robin Holland
James Kienitz Wilkins
Common Carrier


1. Describe your film in three words:

Work, work, work.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?

Wayne’s World 2.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
The Work.


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Ana Asensio
Most Beautiful Island

1. Describe your film in three words:
Raw. Unnerving. Illegal.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
Blue.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
The Strange Ones.


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Alex Ross Perry
Golden Exits

1. Describe your film in three words:

Families in Brooklyn.

2. What movie(s) made you want to become a filmmaker?
A Clockwork Orange.

3. What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at This specific year’s festival?
Gemini.

Tickets to most of This specific year’s festival selections are still available at BAM.org.

Portraits as well as also Process: BAMcinemaFest 2017

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