Interview: Starlet's Director Sean Baker

Interview: Starlet's Director Sean Baker One of the most talked about indie films from this year’s AFI Film Festival is Sean Baker’s Starlet. The film centers on young porn star Jane, who ignites a friendship with an older woman after finding a large sum of cash at her garage sale. Baker’s previous films, Take Out and Prince of Broadway both found extensive success in the festival circuits, Broadway taking home the coveted “Best Dramatic Feature” prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008. He also created the IFC series Greg the Bunny and MTV’s spin-off Warren the Ape. I sat down with Baker at AFI this week to discuss his motivations behind making Starlet, what inspires him and his fascination with the unexplored parts of culture.…


Dustin Hoffman: Q&A Directorial Debut

Dustin Hoffman: Q&A Directorial Debut It’s a special treat when a director accompanies his film at a festival. Most of the time, the filmmakers will introduce the premiere and leave. But when Hoffman sat down after a screening of Quartet at the Egyptian Theater Sunday night, I was ecstatic. The film is his directorial debut and an exciting moment in the evolution of his legendary career.…


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