Feminist film maker Allison Anders discusses her latest release, Mi Vida Loca justifying the use of multiple points of view. She delineates the status of a woman both in films and in society, concluding on believability, emotion and style.
Karyn Kusama teams up with Diablo Cody for their Jennifer’s Body, in theaters 9/18. Read her 2000 interview with Bette Gordon when she’d just finished her first feature, Girlfight.
Cronenberg talks to Bette Gordon about the supernatural and horrific qualities of his filmography. The filmmaker’s latest film, Cosmopolis—an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel of the same name—is out now.
Upon the release of Reversal of Fortune, Barbet Schroeder’s film about Claus and Sonny Von Bulow, he speaks to Bette Gordon about the many meanings and incarnations of evil, and the “dramatic possibilities” of fiction.
Director Mike Figgis composed his film, Leaving Las Vegas, like a jazz score. It soars and crashes, and soars again.
Before camcorders, webcams and reality TV, there was Harvey Pekar and his home-grown autobiographical comic book series, American Splendor. Culled from Harvey’s encounters in daily life, the series and their grumpy antihero attained cult status.
Tom DiCillo speaks with Bette Gordon on directing his first film, Johnny Suede, and being one of the first to discover Brad Pitt and Catherine Keneer.
Filmmaker and BOMB contributing editor Bette Gordon speaks to acclaimed director Mike Leigh upon the release of his award-winning 1993 film, Naked.
Watch a BOMBLive! This video features an interview of director Tom Kalin by director and BOMB contributor Bette Gordon, filmed at Columbia University on May 9, 2008.
Filmmaker Diane Kurys, a French woman directing in English, discusses the unsexiness of onscreen sex, the possibility of loving two people at the same time, and other improbabilities.
Zoë Wanamaker’s performance in Sophocles’s Electra brought New York audiences to their feet every night in 1999. Catharsis never had it so good. Film director Bette Gordon talks to the legend.