Meet the Filmmaker
Summary: iTunes and the Apple Store bring you insights from the makers of today's biggest films. Subscribe to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the onscreen stars as well as filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of writers, directors, and producers.
Join filmmaker Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine") as he discusses his new film, "The Place Beyond the Pines." The story follows Luke (Ryan Gosling), a motorcycle performer who gives up life on the road when he learns that a former lover (Eva Mendes) has given birth to their son. His employer (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes a partnership in a string of bank robberies, putting Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper).
Join actor Julia Stiles as she discusses her new film, "It’s a Disaster." The dark comedy begins with eight friends at their monthly couples brunch, but what starts as an impromptu airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged—with hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.
Matt Smith discusses the return of Doctor Who. Now in its 50th year, Doctor Who will return to BBC One with eight epic adventures - from a modern day urban thriller, to a ghost story, to an underwater siege. The new series will have plenty of surprise guest stars and will also introduce new monsters, as well as bringing back fan favourites, the Ice Warriors and Cybermen. Moderated by Boyd Hilton at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
Join filmmaker Harmony Korine ("Kids," "Gummo," "Mister Lonely") as he discusses his latest effort, "Spring Breakers." The film follows four college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine), who land in jail after their spring break partying goes off the rails. They find themselves bailed out by a local drug dealer (James Franco), who takes them under his wing.
Join actor Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") as he discusses his smart, subversive comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore, while watching their lives fly by.
Join Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, A Single Man), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada), Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland, The Illusionist) and Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) as they discuss their latest film Jack the Giant Slayer. When Jack (Hoult) a young farmhand accidentally opens a gateway to the world of Giants, an ancient war is reignited as Jack leads an expedition to rescue a kidnapped princess (Tomlinson).
Join James McAvoy (X-men: First Class, Atonement), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Kick-Ass) and writer-director Eran Creevy as they discuss their new film, Welcome to the Punch.
Join filmmakers Ramona S. Diaz, Joshua Green, and Capella Fahoome as they discuss their new documentary, "Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey." The film chronicles the rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for the iconic American rock band, Journey.
Join Noomi Rapace ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") as she discusses her new action thriller, "Dead Man Down." The film marks the American theatrical debut of director Niels Arden Oplev and stars Rapace and Colin Farrell as two strangers whose mutual desire for revenge draws them together and triggers an escalating trail of mayhem.
Join filmmaker Juan Solanas and actor Jim Sturgess ("Across the Universe," "Cloud Atlas") as they discuss their new film "Upside Down." Written and directed by Solanas, the romantic science fiction film is the tale of a man (Sturgess) who is searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth (Kirsten Dunst).
Join actor Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Anna Karenina) as he discusses his latest film, Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Side Effects is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (played by Law) has unexpected side effects.
Join director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy) and Zach Braff (Garden State, Scrubs) as they discuss their latest film, Oz the Great and the Powerful. When a small-time magician arrives in the fantastical land of Oz, he must use his wits to stay ahead of three witches and transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard.
Join actors Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, and Justin Chon as they discuss their new comedy "21 & Over," from the team behind "The Hangover." In the film, straight-A student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected, until his two best friends surprise him on his 21st birthday. Jeff decides to do the unexpected—even though his medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, overindulgence, and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.
Join actor Fred Armisen ("Saturday Night Live"), co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of IFC's "Portlandia", as he discusses the Peabody Award–winning comedy series, set and filmed in Portland, Oregon.
Forty-nine million people in the U.S.—one in four children— don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Join director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef for a conversation about their new documentary, "A Place at the Table." The film examines hunger in America through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. From the people who brought you "Food Inc.," the film features Tom Colicchio, Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, and many others.