During this episode we talk to filmmaker, William Lustig. Lustig’s directing credits include the cult favorites Maniac, Maniac Cop, and Vigilante. While Mr. Lustig has served in just about every film-making capacity – from actor, to producer, to writer – Lustig also has a passion for film restoration. The Ipcress File is one of the many movies he has restored.
Join us for a free afternoon screening of The Ipcress File on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Peter Medak. Mr. Medak’s film credits include The Ruling Class, The Krays, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Medak discusses working with notable actors such as Glenda Jackson and Helen Mirren, his experience directing episodes of two critically acclaimed TV series: Hannibal and Breaking Bad, and finally, his justification for making another film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
See The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nashville Public Library, downtown.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Steve Carver. Carver’s film credits include Big Bad Mama, Capone, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, Lone Wolf McQuade. Mr. Carver discusses working with the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, and explains why it’s NOT a good idea to take over a film from another director.
See Lone Wolf Mcquade on Saturday March 14,2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Nashville Public Library, downtown.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to producer Paul Lazarus. Mr. Lazarus’ producing credits include Capricorn One, Barbarosa, and the upcoming Movies @ Mainfeature, Westworld. Mr. Lazarus discusses the making of Westworld, his experience collaborating with Michael Crichton, and what’s involved in producing a motion picture. See Westworld on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Nashville Public Library, downtown.
During this episode of Legends of Film, we talk to the Academy Award winning production designer, Dean Tavoularis. Mr. Tavoularis discusses his career working on such Francis Ford Coppola films as The Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders. Come see The Outsiders on Saturday 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Nashville Public Library, downtown.
During this episode we talk to film editor Bud Smith. Mr. Smith’s editing credits include The Exorcist, Flashdance, and this month’s Movies @ Main feature Sorcerer. Smith discusses the making of Sorcerer, why the original version of The Exorcist is much better than the extended directors cut, and how to edit an X-rated movie to make it an R-rated movie. See Sorcerer on the big screen Saturday September 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, downtown. All are welcome – no tickets required…
Bill interviews editor, director and producer of the CSI TV series, Alec Smight. Mr. Smight is the son of late director Jack Smight, who directed this month’s Movies @ Main feature No Way to Treat a Lady. Alec talks about his father’s directing career as well as his own work on CSI.
Come see No Way to Treat a Lady on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to Jerry Schatzberg, director of Scarecrow, The Panic in Needle Park, and Movie’s @ Main’s upcoming feature, Sweet Revenge. Mr. Schatzberg discusses casting Morgan Freeman in his breakthrough role, the importance of improvisation, and problems that occur when your lead actor is also your screenwriter.
Come see Schatzberg’s film Sweet Revenge on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Main Library downtown.
During this episode we talk to retired New York City police officer Randy Jurgensen, technical advisor on the film set of this month’s Movies @ Main feature Report to the Commissioner. Jurgensen explains his role as technical advisor and talks about his on-screen part as the shooter of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and his work on the movie The French Connection (including the case that inspired the film.)
Listen to the complete interview to hear about Jurgensen’s encounter with Lenny Bruce!
Come see Report to the Commissioner on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.
Legends of Film is proud to present an interview with Robert Shaye, Founder and CEO of New Line Cinema. Mr. Shaye also directed The Last Mimzy, which will be shown Saturday January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the downtown Public Library.