Wachtel on the Arts | Dec 20, 2010 | 53:58

Wachtel on the Arts - December

Eleanor Wachtel talks with Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for his movie Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

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Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts - John BaldessariJun 21, 2011 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - John Baldessari Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - John Baldessari Jun 21, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel, the host of Writers & Company, talks with the American artist John Baldessari. From photo-collages to movie stills with faces painted over to paintings of isolated body parts to paintings with no images at all, Baldessari challenges us to think about where we look, what we see and what it means.
Wachtel on the Arts - German filmmaker Werner HerzogJun 29, 2011 | 52:27Wachtel on the Arts German filmmaker Werner Herzog Audio
Wachtel on the Arts German filmmaker Werner Herzog Jun 29, 2011 | 52:27Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of the masters of cinema, Werner Herzog. Herzog's work ranges from the German New Wave of the late 60s to Fitzcarraldo and Grizzly Man, to his latest movie, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the making of Fitcarraldo by Werner Herzog is published by HarperCollins. Most of his films are available on DVD.
Wachtel on the Arts - American Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel InterviewJul 13, 2011 | 52:28Wachtel on the Arts American Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel Interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts American Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel Interview Jul 13, 2011 | 52:28Eleanor Wachtel talks with American artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel: He rose to the top of the international art world in the 1980s. Now he's equally known for his movies, such as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and his new film, Miral. Julian took part in Hirshhorn Dialogues program, an ongoing series of Twitter-based Q&A sessions.
Wachtel on the Arts - Canadian Actor Christopher PlummerJul 20, 2011 | 52:27Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Canadian Theatre Visionary Robert Lepage InterviewJul 6, 2011 | 52:26Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Theatre Visionary Robert Lepage Interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Theatre Visionary Robert Lepage Interview Jul 6, 2011 | 52:26Eleanor Wachtel talks to one of Canada's most versatile and accomplished men of the theatre, Robert Lepage. As artistic director of the multidisciplinary Ex Machina production company, Lepage is celebrated all over the world. This fall his production of Wagner's Ring Cycle opens in New York.
Wachtel on the Arts - Music Director Johannes DebusJul 26, 2011 | 52:29Wachtel on the Arts Music Director Johannes Debus Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Music Director Johannes Debus Jul 26, 2011 | 52:29
Wachtel on the Arts - American artist Richard SerraAug 3, 2011 | 52:29Wachtel on the Arts American artist Richard Serra Audio
Wachtel on the Arts American artist Richard Serra Aug 3, 2011 | 52:29
Wachtel on the Arts - American architect Peter EisenmanAug 10, 2011 | 52:24Wachtel on the Arts American architect Peter Eisenman Audio
Wachtel on the Arts American architect Peter Eisenman Aug 10, 2011 | 52:24
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts: Filmmaker Marjane SatrapiSep 20, 2011 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: Filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon interviewOct 18, 2011 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon interview Oct 18, 2011 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks with British choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. Still in his thirties, he's already a leading figure in the ballet world on both sides of the Atlantic. And his stylish work has enticed a new, younger audience to see classical dance. His latest work, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, became the biggest ever box-office hit in the regular season at the National Ballet of Canada.
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts - Filmmaker Frederick WisemanJan 17, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman Audio
Wachtel on the Arts 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts: Marina AbramavicFeb 21, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: Marina Abramavic Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts: Marina Abramavic Feb 21, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to performance artist extraordinaire Marina Abramovic.
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel on the Arts: Artist Olafur Eliasson interviewMar 20, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts: Artist Olafur Eliasson interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel on the Arts: Artist Olafur Eliasson interview 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts - Philip GlassMay 15, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Philip Glass Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Wachtel On The Arts - Will AlsopJun 19, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Will Alsop Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - 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.

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