We’re happy to launch our 10th issue, which is our first to feature only interviews… and what interviews they are! We talked to the trenchant and kind American writer/director, Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress), at the conclusion of our inaugural Live Directors Series. We were thrilled to host Whit and screen two of his films, Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco, and the interview appropriately digs deep into each of his four features.
From our Toronto International Film Festival coverage, we have two exciting interviews: the legendary Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing), who we talked to about his latest film, Le Capital, black comedy in some of his recent features, and a few off his less talked about older works; and the incredible Athina Rachel Tsangari, who discussed her critically acclaimed film, Attenberg, as well as her latest work: the stunning short, The Capsule, which is now playing at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto.
To appropriately wrap it all up, we had a brief chat with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey, who offered his honest insights into the Canadian film industry and Festival programming over the years.
Whit Stillman Screenings in Toronto, Director in Attendance
The Seventh Art Launch Live Directors Series Presented By The Royal
TORONTO, November 27, 2012 – The Seventh Art and The Royal announce a two night engagement with filmmaker Whit Stillman on December 12th and 13th. Stillman will present a film each night, Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco, and discuss his work as a whole following each screening. The event will mark the first in the newly created The Seventh Art Live Directors Series presented by The Royal, which will bring important directors to Toronto to screen and discuss their films.