PACIFIC RIM with Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro discusses Pacific Rim with Elvis Mitchell after a screening at Film Independent at LACMA.

Posted on 07/12/2013

Fruitvale Station Q&A

Director Ryan Coogler, cast members Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, and producers Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi join Elvis Mitchell for a conversation following the gala screening of Fruitvale Station at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Posted on 07/11/2013

Crystal Fairy Q&A

Excerpts from the Q&A following the screening of Crystal Fairy at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival featuring director Sebastian Silva and actor Michael Cera, moderated by David Ansen.

Posted on 07/11/2013

The “New American” Independent Cinema

An increasing number of independent filmmakers are exploring issues of what it means to be “American,” presenting a more diverse picture than is typically seen in the multiplex.┬áThis panel was part of Diversity Speaks day at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. Panelists include Ryan -- continue reading →

Posted on 07/10/2013

The Sound of Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Skywalker Sound team from BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD discuss their process with writer/director/composer Benh Zeitlin, who joined us via Skype.

Posted on 05/20/2013

The Independent Spirit: A Directors Roundtable

Directors Julia Loktev, Ira Sachs and Laura Colella join Elvis Mitchell at the 2013 Film Independent Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Getting Great Performances from Actors

‘Afternoon Delight’ writer/director Jill Soloway and cast — Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor — discuss the process of getting great performances from actors, from casting to production at the 2013 Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Executing the Creative Vision

GANGSTER SQUAD director Ruben Fleischer, editor Alan Baumgarten and costume designer Mary Zophres join moderator Richard Kelly at the 2013 Film Independent Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

David O.Russell – Best Director

David O. Russell accepts the award for Best Director for “Silver Linings Playbook” at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Jennifer Lawrence – Best Female Lead

Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for Best Female Lead at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards for the film “Silver Linings Playbook”.

Posted on 05/20/2013

John Hawkes – Best Male Lead

Actor John Hawkes accepts the award for Best Male Lead at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards for the film “The Sessions”.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Matthew McConaughey – Best Supporting Male

Matthew McConaughey accepts the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role in ‘Magic Mike’.

Posted on 05/20/2013