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.


564 Pieces

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Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/22/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks restoring fragments, revolutionary women, and honoring the legendary film preservationist, David Shepherd.

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:20
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John Fisher talks disco, provocation, and Priscilla as parable.

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 27:20
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John Sayles talks art, timing, and why no one else edits his films.

  • Added: May 20, 2017
  • Length: 11:13
Caption: Eleanor Coppola, San Francisco, CA 4/10/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Eleanor Coppola talks filming a road trip, talking to strangers, and the crises of the creative process.

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 17:25
Caption: Amir Bar-Lev, San Francisco, CA 4/15/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Amir Bar-Lev talks American values, a murderous eye, and starting things off with Emily Dickinson.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 19:39
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Terence Davies talks ecstasy, unfairness, and avoiding narrative cul-de-sacs,

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 17:41
Caption: Annie Q & Angie Wang, San Francisco, CA 3/10/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Annie Q and Angie Wang talk evoking empathy, burping as liberation, and how Star Trek made their movie happen.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:19
Caption: Lydia Tenaglia & Jeremiah Tower, San Francisco, CA 4/27/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeremiah Tower and Lydia Tenaglia talk cranberries, kidneys, and why a meal is more than just food.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 16:33
Caption: Konrad Aderer, San Francisco, CA 3/11/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Konrad Aderer talks propaganda, dangerous precedents, and recording what may be the last living memories.

  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 25:26
Caption: Ryan Suffern, San Francisco, CA 4/20/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ryan Suffern talks hope, mystery, and starting at the end.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 21:25
Caption: Joseph Cedar, San Francisco, CA 4/6/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Joseph Cedar talks syntactical constructions, identifying with the Court Jew, and the importance of the right shoes.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2017
  • Length: 17:44
Caption: James Gray, San Francisco, CA 4/9/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
James Gray talks human nature, the creative impulse, and living through a lightning strike.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 15:09
Caption: Jeff Adachi, San Francisco, CA 3/21/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeff Adachi talks racism, reform, and the power of film.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2017
  • Length: 21:39
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Ido Fluk talks tension, mixed blessings, and not being asked to dance.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2017
  • Length: 18:27
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Michael Clayton, Kevin Fortuna, Ian Blume talk origins, the presence of the past, and surrendering to the storm.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 18:54
Caption: Evgeny Afineevsky, San Francisco, CA 3/16/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Evgeny Afineevsky talks reconstructing history, getting to Assad, and why he wants Congress to see his film.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:31
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Gavin Wiesen talks chemistry, fealty, and being a fish out of water.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 13:03
Caption: Teddy Sears & Catherine Eaton, San Jose, CA, 3/4/17, Credit: Meghan du Mee
Catherine Eaton and Teddy Sears talk adventure, labels, and being filled with possibilities.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2017
  • Length: 23:46
Caption: Steve James, San Francisco, CA 3/13/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Steve James talks gambles, subtlety, and having the right imprimatur.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 15:00
Caption: Lenora Lee, San Francisco, CA 3/7/2017, Credit: Andrea Chase
Lenora Lee talks transcending timelines, embracing improvisation, and dancing in a cramped space.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 12:31