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The Leonard Lopate Show

The "Wild" Director Behind Some of Hollywood's Greatest Films

Monday, April 27, 2015

William Wellman, Jr. discusses the life and work of his father, "Wild Bill” Wellman, who directed eighty two movies, including Wings, A Star Is Born, and The Call of the Wild.

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Studio 360

"Ex Machina" Director Alex Garland Says, Love Your Robot

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writer-director Alex Garland talks about his new movie and why sex with robots is fine by him.

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Studio 360

Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash”: How to Make a Perfect Movie Before Turning 30

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The writer/director of “Whiplash” came out of nowhere to make a movie that got nominated for Best Picture. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The film and theater director was on the Lopate Show in 2012 and 2013. He spoke about why he loves directing plays on the stage and why he fired himself from the 'The Sopranos.'

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Nightcrawler' Is a Thriller Set in LA's Seedy Underbelly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Director Dan Gilroy and his brother, producer Tony Gilroy, talk about their new film, which follows a crime reporter chasing stories in LA's nocturnal underbelly.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kristen Stewart Plays a Guantanamo Guard in 'Camp X-Ray'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A new film by Peter Sattler looks at the moral quandary of Guantanamo Bay, in a story about an unlikely friendship between a detainee and a guard.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Film 'Diplomacy' Imagines the Confrontation that Saved Paris During WWII

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oscar-winning German director talks about his latest film, about preventing the destruction of Paris when the Allies took the city back from the Nazis. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Hossein Amini

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Screenwriter and director Hossein Amini was on the Lopate show with Viggo Mortensen to talk about making the film "The Two Faces of January."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Viggo Mortensen and Hossein Amini on Filming in the Acropolis

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 Hossein Amini talks about directing the new film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jessica Chastain on 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The actress and writer/director Ned Benson discuss their new film, about a couple trying to reconnect and understand each other in the wake of tragedy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inheriting a Paris Apartment with an Unmovable Tenant in the Film “My Old Lady”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Playwright Israel Horovitz talks about adapting his play “My Old Lady” for the screen and directing the film. He’s joined by Kevin Kline, who stars in it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Juliette Lewis Plays a Disaffected Punk-rocker Turned Suburban Mom in “Kelly & Cal”

Thursday, September 04, 2014

She and director Jen McGowan discuss the new film, about an unlikely friendship between two people frustrated with their place in the world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and starring in the film, about religion, marriage, and family drama, set in Amman, Jordan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou on the Surreal Romance, “Mood Indigo”

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The French director and actress talk about their new film, based on Boris Vian's novel of the same name.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mike Nichols on "Betrayal"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"I think that to make something alive, instead of on a page, is an honorable task. And it turns me on."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Jack O'Brien

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Director Jack O'Brien was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about what he calls his "accidental career" directing operas and Broadway plays and musicals. Find out why he says, "All I hear is Shakespeare" -- and what he's reading these days.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Beyond the Hills”

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Director Christian Mungiu talks about his latest film, “Beyond the Hills,” winner of the Cannes 2012 awards for Best Actress (for its two leads) and Best Screenplay. Set in an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania where, the film tells the story of Alina and her childhood friend Voichita, a novice nun. When Alina challenges the priest in an attempt to win back Voichita’s affection, she is suspected of being possessed. Mungiu based his gripping drama on a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in a Romanian monastery in 2005.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Fisher Stevens

Friday, February 01, 2013

Fisher Stevens was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about directing Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in "Stand Up Guys." He also told us what his favorite comfort food is. Should we be surprised it's popcorn?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Penny Marshall on Film and Fame

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Penny Marshall, the director of "Big" and "A League of Their Own" and Laverne from "Laverne & Shirley," talks about her life and her career. Her memoir My Mother Was Nuts covers her life from her Bronx childhood to her breakout role on "The Odd Couple," her exploits in Hollywood, her friendships, and marriages. 

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Talk to Me

'Speak the Speech I Pray You': Directors Weigh in on Bringing Shakespeare to the Stage

Monday, July 18, 2011

The second of four panel discussions held in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company residency at The Park Avenue Armory focused on “Directing Shakespeare."

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