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.

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

Interviews

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.

Kid Congo Powers, Some New Kind of Kick

Kid Congo Powers, Some New Kind of Kick

Interviews

Melissa Plotsky and Kid Congo Powers talk about the music fan-turned legendary musician’s crazy and wondrous punk coming-of-age story, Some New Kind of Kick.

Miryam Charles

Miryam Charles

Interviews

Director Miryam Charles’s compelling and personal hybrid documentary feature debut, Cette Maison, was a favorite of Lily and Generoso’s at AFI Fest 2022. They spoke at length with Charles during the festival about her film, which examines the emotional impact resulting from her young cousin’s death.

Araceli Lemos

Araceli Lemos

Interviews

Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.

Payal Kapadia

Payal Kapadia

Interviews

Earlier this year, director Payal Kapadia was awarded the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) for best documentary at the 74th Cannes Film Festival for her debut feature, A Night of Knowing Nothing. Lily and Generoso interviewed Kapadia about her poignant film, which employs a hybrid-fiction technique to provide a personal view of the student protests that engulfed Indian colleges and universities during the previous decade.

Shain Koorn

Shain Koorn

Interviews

An interview with Florida hard rocker Shain Koorn.

Alonso Ruizpalacios

Alonso Ruizpalacios

Interviews

Generoso speaks with director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose dynamic new feature, A Cop Movie, utilizes a unique and effective hybrid documentary style to examine police corruption in and around Mexico City. A Cop Movie was the winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.

Jane Samborski and Dash Shaw

Jane Samborski and Dash Shaw

Interviews

Animation director Jane Samborski and writer and director Dash Shaw join Lily and Generoso Fierro for a conversation about their latest film, Cryptozoo. The winner of the NEXT Innovator Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Cryptozoo is a dazzling animated feature that examines big questions about good intentions and conservation. The film opens up in theaters and for streaming on August 20th.

Mike Baggetta

Mike Baggetta

Interviews

Generoso sits down with guitarist and composer Mike Baggetta to discuss his work with Mike Watt and Stephen Hodges in mssv and the challenges of creating during the pandemic.

Robert Evan Trop

Interviews

Guitarist Robert Evan Trop of Beach Viper discusses his influences and growing up on Elvis.

Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf

Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf

Interviews

With Piedra Sola, director Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf has presented us with one of the most compelling debut features we’ve seen in years. At AFI Fest 2020, Generoso spoke with Alejandro about the Andean Cosmovision and the blending of fiction and documentary in his film.

Ray Ray

Ray Ray

Interviews

Ray Ray speaks about a life behind the drum set.

Pamela Claire

Pamela Claire

Interviews

Australian singer/songwriter Pamela Claire discusses her eclectic roots.

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