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: Ewan McGregor, San Francisco, CA 10/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ewan McGregor talks animal instincts, little losses, and unintended consequences.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
Caption: Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, San Francisco, CA 10/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser talk close-calls, young brains, and waiting for a mustache to grow back.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 21:37
Caption: Kristen Johnson, San Francisco, CA 9/30/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kirsten Johnson talks bearing witness, tricks of memory, and the tension of the unseen.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2016
  • Length: 23:04
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Ross Adam talks about film as propaganda, the astonishing reach of Netflix, and what happens when you get what you wish for

  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 13:46
Caption: Matt Miller & Matt Johnson, San Francisco, CA 9/19/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Matt Johnson and Matt Miller talk going retro, the power of secrets, and cutting Bobby Kennedy out of their film.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 14:26
Caption: Diane Fuller & Chris Beaver, San Francisco, CA  9/12/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Chris Beaver and Diana Fuller talk garbage, waste, and full-circle recycling.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 14:32
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Daniel Noah talks Cannes, grief, and being sound-centric.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 19:35
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Jenni Olson talks intent, interpretation, and slowing things down.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 14:30
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CJM Associate Curator Anastasia James talks ambiguity cultural influences, and being an outsider looking in.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 15:11
Caption: John Krasinski & Margo Martindale, San Francisco, CA 8/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
John Krasinski and Margo Martindale talk buoyancy, bonding, and being in the moment.

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 13:32
Caption: Theo Taplitz and Ira Sachs, San Francisco, CA 5/29/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ira Sachs and Theo Taplitz talk clarity, process, and not getting into film school.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 22:44
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Gillian Armstrong talks Cary Grant’s stinginess, Marilyn Monroe’s (lack of a) sense of humor, and the relief of having her suspicions confirmed.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 15:24
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Jeffrey Friedman talks water, politics, and surviving civilization.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 08:07
Caption: Alysia Reiner, Meera Menon, Sarah Megan Thomas, San Francisco, CA 7/15/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Meera Menon, Sarah Megan Thomas, and Alysia Reiner talk money, mountain-climbing, and the deeper implications of a chocolate chip cookie.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 22:33
Caption: Sian Heder, San Francisco, CA 7/27/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sian Heder talks baby whispering, the guilt of a pedicure, and being in director mode in the delivery room.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:52
Caption: Mike Birbiglia, San Francisco, CA 6/9/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mike Birbiglia talks pizza, counterintuitive affirmation, and finding the pain.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 11:21
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James Solomon talks fundamental questions, personal narratives, and the importance of listening.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 19:07
Caption: Tim Heptner, San Francisco, CA 7/1/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Tim Heptner talks aesthetics, creating narrative, and how A CLOCKWORK ORANGE affected him.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2016
  • Length: 16:33
Caption: Dani Menken, San Francisco, CA 7/21/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dani Menkin talks specific goals, long odds, and the role of cake in destiny.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 14:11
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Michel Gondry talks editing his childhood, being mistaken for a girl, and listening to Noam Chomsky.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 09:16