Interviews

As curious humans with a predilection for creative types, our writers offer an inside scoop of conversation from the directors, musicians, and entertainment professionals currently turning everyone’s heads.

Phạm Thiên Ân

Phạm Thiên Ân

Interviews

Lily and Generoso spoke at length with writer/director Phạm Thiên Ân, whose stunning and pensive feature, Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, garnered the Camera d’Or at the most recent Cannes Film Festival.

A.J. Croce

A.J. Croce

Interviews

Concert addict Jeremy Glazier talked with A.J. Croce near the beginning of his year-long Croce Plays Croce tour about embracing his father’s music and his own while honoring both their familial bond and shared influences.

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

Interviews

During AFI Fest 2023, Lily and Generoso interviewed director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, whose impressive debut feature, City of Wind, carefully examines the juxtaposition between the identity of place and tradition against the powers of modernity in contemporary Mongolia.

Mike Baggetta

Mike Baggetta

Interviews

Steven Garnett has a conversation with Mike Baggetta on the night of a mssv show at Will’s Pub.

Radu Jude

Radu Jude

Interviews

During AFI Fest 2023, Lily and Generoso spoke at length with director Radu Jude about his darkly comedic feature, Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World, the winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Locarno Film Festival and Romania’s entry in the Best International Feature Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.

Lauran Hibberd

Lauran Hibberd

Interviews

Staff writer Christopher Long wedges his way into a private after-show soirée with reigning British pop-rock princess Lauran Hibberd. In the process, the 25-year-old singer songwriter reveals her passion for pop music, Disaronno, and Taco Bell.

Calli Graver

Calli Graver

Interviews

Singer-songwriter Calli Graver talks with Stacey Zering about her art and the inspiration that fear sometimes reveals.

Greg Chako

Greg Chako

Interviews

Greg Chako may be from Ohio, but the jazz guitarist explains his personal connection to Japan and the experience of recording music in Tokyo in discussion with Ink 19’s Stacey Zering.

Ben Model

Ben Model

Interviews

Phil Bailey talks with Ben Model, the Renaissance Man smashing silent film stereotypes through his boutique label, Undercrank Productions.

Sass Jordan

Sass Jordan

Interviews

Joe Frietze talked with Sass Jordan about her new live album featuring a set from 1994 with a young Taylor Hawkins on drums, the changing music industry, the use of rain as a musical trope, and electrolytes.

From Alt-Rock to Jazz: An Interview with Dan Arcamone

From Alt-Rock to Jazz: An Interview with Dan Arcamone

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Dan Arcamone takes a sharp left turn on his iconoclastic new jazz album, Standards, Vol. 2. Ink 19’s Stacy Zering talks with the Norwalk, Connecticut artist about the Great American Songbook, Nine Inch Nails arrangements, and the challenge of making jazz from prog rock.

Ashley McKenzie

Ashley McKenzie

Interviews

On Friday, May 5, 2023, Ashley McKenzie’s emotionally complex and intimate second feature, Queens of the Qing Dynasty, opens at the Metrograph in New York City. Lily and Generoso sat down and spoke with her about her process, the film’s Unama’ki Cape Breton setting, and the roles that technology and reality play in her work.

Ivan Julian

Ivan Julian

Interviews

Bob Pomeroy talks with Ivan Julian about his life before and after Richard Hell & The Voidoids.

A Chat with Bruce Cockburn

A Chat with Bruce Cockburn

Interviews

Judy Craddock chats with Bruce Cockburn as he wraps up his 50th Anniversary (2nd Attempt) tour and gets ready for the next chapter and a new album.

An Interview with Starberry

An Interview with Starberry

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Rising musician Starberry blends rock and roll and post-punk for a refreshing punch that sticks around. Elijah McDaniel talks with the New Jersey artist about creativity, falsettos, and grinding the internet.

Jennifer Herrema

Jennifer Herrema

Interviews

Steven Garnett catches up with the inimitable Jennifer Herrema in the wake of two festivals, lots of art projects, and more than 35 years of doing her thing.

Fire and Iceland

Fire and Iceland

Interviews

New York filmmaker April Anderson talks with Bob Pomeroy about volcanoes, horses, and making documentaries in Iceland.

Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.

Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta

Interviews

Back in 2018, Lily and Generoso selected Adirley Queirós’s Once There Was Brasilia as a top ten film. That feature’s cinematographer, Joana Pimenta, has now co-directed with Queirós one of the most expansive political films we’ve seen this year, Dry Ground Burning. Lily and Generoso interviewed Pimenta at AFI Fest earlier this month.

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