Behind the Scenes

Series produced by Andrea Chase

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Filmmakers talk with Andrea Chase

Smart, but never stuffy, Andrea Chase draws out filmmakers by asking the questions others don't think of, but wish they had. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor set this interview series apart.


578 Pieces

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Caption: Jason Reitman, San Francisco, CA  12/02/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jason Reitman talks impossible romances, fearless performances, and phoning it in.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 10:29
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Gary Oldman on inspiration, stillness, and bedroom acting.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 08:42
Caption: Dee Rees, San Francisco, CA 10/11/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Dee Rees talks breakthrough poetry, gender fluidity, and the healing power of ice cream.

  • Added: Jan 10, 2012
  • Length: 15:04
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Director Phyllida Lloyd talks gender, politics, and being an outsider.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 14:57
Caption: Daniel Goldstein and Michael Galinsky, San Francisco, CA 1/5/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Michael Galinsky and activist Daniel Goldstein talk private property, holding out, and standing ovations.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 23:56
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Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender talk desire, compulsion, and silence.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 07:24
Caption: Wim Wenders, San Francisco, CA 12/19/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Wim Wenders talks angels, memories, and the wonders of technology.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2012
  • Length: 19:16
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Glenn Close talks trauma, intimacy, and the kindness of strangers.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2012
  • Length: 08:36
Caption: Victor deNoble and Charles Evans, Jr. San Francisco, CA 1/19/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Charles R. Evans, Jr. and scientist/activist Victor DeNoble talk addiction, idealism, and taking on the tobacco industry.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2012
  • Length: 16:20
Caption: Frank Grillo & Joe Carnahan, San Francisco, CA  1/9/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo talk cold, passion, and primal fears.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2012
  • Length: 19:51
Caption: Demian Bichir & Chriz Weitz, San Francisco, CA 11/1/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Chris Weitz and Demian Bichir talk being authentic, getting involved, and opening the door.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 14:43
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Patton Oswalt on uber-nerds, working with his whole body, and why Jason Statham makes everything better.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 17:17
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Ralph Fiennes talks human nature, Shakespeare's bitterness, and military leaders in times of peace.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:17
Caption: Marshall Curry, San Francisco, CA 12/19/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Oscar(tm)-nominee Marshall Curry talks objectivity, comparative religion, and being fair.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2012
  • Length: 15:35
Caption: Almudena Bernabeu, San Francisco, CA 2/14/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Almudena Bernabeu talks about proving her case and keeping the faith.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:07
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Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim talk shopping malls, children's clothing, and egging each other on.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Joshua Marston, San Francisco, CA 2/6/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Joshua Marston talks traditions, politics, and the language of cinema.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 15:46
Caption: Jennifer Westfeldt, San Francisco, CA 2/23/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jennifer Westfeldt talks romance, paradigms, and co-star Adam Scott's hair.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 10:09
Caption: Ewan McGregor, San Francisco, CA, 2/28/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ewan McGregor talks faith, travel, and transcendence.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:44
Caption: Paul Weitz, San Francisco, CA 2/15/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Paul Weitz talks humility, ego, and budgets.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 11:30