An Afternoon With Harry Belafonte

[Part of this interview was published with The Huffington Post, 17 October, 2012] I caught up Harry Belafonte at a press conference at the Locarno Film Festival.  Mr. Belafonte spoke eloquently about the very important role that art plays in politics, his roots in social activism, music…

Two Filmmakers Discuss Their New Movie, and the Meaning of “Independent”

[Published in The Huffington Post, 6 September, 2012] I met up with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) in Locarno, Switzerland after the screening of heir latest film.  Ruby Sparks (2012) portrays a young novelist, Clive (Paul Dano), whose writer’s block leads…

Interview with Gael García Bernal

[Published in The Huffington Post, 5 September, 2012] At the Locarno film festival in August, I had the chance to catch up with and interview Mexican actor Gael García Bernal regarding his starring role in Pablo Larraín’s latest film, No (2012).  Based on true life…