Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts "Persepolis" with filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Audio
Wachtel on the Arts "Persepolis" with filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel talks to the acclaimed Iranian graphic artist and filmmaker, Marjane Satrapi. Her memoir and movie, "Persepolis" was hailed as "the most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East." Satrapi's unique vision of Iran draws on her own experience and on her colourful family history.
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.
Jul 20, 2011 | 52:27Wachtel on the Arts Theatre Actor Christopher Plummer (January 2011 Encore) Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Theatre Actor Christopher Plummer (January 2011 Encore) Jul 20, 2011 | 52:27Christopher Plummer was born in 1929. His parents divorced before he was even a year old. He was brought up by his mother and aunts at the family home just outside Montreal.
But Plummer chafed at his genteel, almost Edwardian upbringing. As he puts it, "the gutters soon beckoned". By the time he was a teenager, Plummer was already acting and enjoying the Montreal nightlife. Admittedly, all with his mother's consent.
While many people associate Christopher Plummer with Captain von Trapp in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music, there's so much more to Plummer.
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'.
Apr 16, 2013 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Artist Yoko Ono Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Yoko Ono Apr 16, 2013 | 53:58A controversial, iconic figure, Yoko Ono is today regarded as a multi-media innovator. At 80, she remains an adventurous and committed conceptual artist and musician, celebrated internationally. Eleanor Wachtel talks to Yoko Ono.