Dec 18, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Costa Gavras Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Costa Gavras Dec 18, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks with legendary Greek-born director Costa Gavras, whose latest film, Capital, takes on the world of high finance. Known for his biting and indicting movies like Z, Missing, and Amen, Gavras is credited with 'almost single-handedly creating the genre of the modern political thriller as we know it'.
Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Deepa Mehta Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Deepa Mehta Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Deepa Mehta, one of Canada's most respected and cherished filmmakers, talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her life, her career, and her new movie Midnight's Children. It's the first ever big-screen adaptation of a Salman Rushdie novel, and is Mehta's most ambitious work to date.
Sep 18, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Painter Frank Stella Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Painter Frank Stella Sep 18, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter Frank Stella. Since the late 1950s he's been at the forefront of the art world, constantly pushing new ideas for abstract painting. He was the youngest artist ever to have a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art. Frank Stella's latest project is a series of sculptures, or three-dimensional paintings, as he calls them - responding to the harpsichord sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti.
Jun 19, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Architect Will Alsop Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Architect Will Alsop Jun 19, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to British architect Will Alsop. He's widely known as an enfant terrible in the architecture world, not bad for someone who just celebrated his 64th birthday. Will Alsop's designs are often brash and colourful, and always live up to his motto that architecture should be fun.
May 15, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass May 15, 2012 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the American composer Philip Glass. Perhaps the most prominent composer of his generation, his works helped reinvent the sound of music for Western audiences from the late 1960s on. He's coming to Canada in June with a revival of his first opera, Einstein On the Beach, part of the celebrations for Glass' 75th birthday.
Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Artist Olafur Eliasson Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Olafur Eliasson Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to artist Olafur Eliasson. In works exhibited around the world, Eliasson has created rainbows, waterfalls, mist and smoke - stretching the phrase "mixed media" beyond materials to include the immaterial: things like air temperature, a trick of the light.
Jan 17, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman Jan 17, 2012 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel talks to the master of American documentary film-making, Frederick Wiseman. His new movie, released this week in New York and making its way across the U.S. this spring, is called 'Crazy Horse' and it takes viewers behind the scenes at a famous cabaret night-club in Paris.