This series focuses on the inspiration and creative process at the conception of the filmmaking process. It includes interviews and footage from leading screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their craft and films, recorded at past Austin Film Festival panels and screenings. Each episode pairs these conversations with a short film from an emerging filmmaker; these shorts have previously screened at the Austin Film Festival.
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Romantic Comedies (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
The screenwriters (Abby Kohn, Geoff LaTulippe, Dana Stevens, Marc Silverstein, Marcie Mayhorn-Moderator) behind Never Been Kissed, Safe Haven, Going The Distance and He's Just Not That Into You contemplate the important balance of relationship, conflict and originality when creating romantic comedies. Followed by the short film, Do Over by David Fabelo, illustrating several failed judicious attempts of mastering a first date.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation (Episode #414)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
In this second installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme,the duo look back on the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Demme's The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Loving The Villain (Episode #309)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
The voices behind The Devil Wears Prada, Bridesmaids, and Rachel Getting Married deliberate how the most impressionable characters - both good and evil - are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths. Accompanied by the short film, Mentiroso by writer/director Will Shipley about trailing a young boy whose incessant lies are almost as far-fetched as an astonishing encounter with the most beautiful girl in town.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Greaser's Palace: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson (Episode #413)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
Filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.'s cult classic Greaser's Palace. Next, Andrew Napier's short film, Grandma's Not a Toaster, where a whiskey-guzzling mother-to-be aims to enlist her neurotic brother in attempt to thieve from their ailing grandmother's fortune.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir (Episode #412)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 5:30 AM