May 26, 2014 | 16:55Q "Devil's Knot" director Atom Egoyan Video
Q "Devil's Knot" director Atom Egoyan May 26, 2014 | 16:55Jian speaks with Canadian director Atom Egoyan about Devil's Knot, his feature film about the infamous "West Memphis Three" and the unsolved murder of three young boys. Egoyan explains his fascination with the unknown, the unsettling complexity of human nature, and how we deal with our desire for revenge.
May 21, 2014 | 32:22Q "Fading Gigolo" director John Turturro Video
Q "Fading Gigolo" director John Turturro May 21, 2014 | 32:22Actor and filmmaker John Turturro joins Jian to discuss playing the lead role in latest film, Fading Gigolo -- the story of an unlikely sex worker that he wrote and directed. His cast includes Woody Allen, a struggling bookstore owner who pimps out his best friend, and Vanessa Paradis, a sheltered Orthodox Jewish woman working through her budding desires.
May 15, 2014 | 23:38Q "Million Dollar Arm" star Lake Bell Video
Q "Million Dollar Arm" star Lake Bell May 15, 2014 | 23:38Actor, writer and director Lake Bell stars in the new sports drama "Million Dollar Arm" - and you may well have seen her in the TV series "Boston Legal" or the feature film "It's Complicated". She also broke out at Sundance as a filmmaker last year with a debut feature called "In a World".
May 14, 2014 | 15:19Q Kitty Green exposes the FEMEN movement Video
Q Kitty Green exposes the FEMEN movement May 14, 2014 | 15:19Jian speaks with Australian filmmaker Kitty Green about her experience interviewing members of the controversial Ukrainian protest group FEMEN. The feminist organization, perhaps best known for its topless activism, was the subject of Green's new documentary "Ukraine is Not a Brothel".
May 13, 2014 | 18:26Q "The Internet's Own Boy" in Studio Q Video
Q "The Internet's Own Boy" in Studio Q May 13, 2014 | 18:26Jian speaks with Brian Knappenberger, director of "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz", and Swartz's close friend, Cory Doctorow. Swartz, a young activist hacker and Reddit co-founder, was facing up to 35 years in prison for illegally downloading data in the name of information access freedoms. He took his own life in 2013 while awaiting trial.
May 6, 2014 | 4:13Q Colm Feore knows his limits Video
Q Colm Feore knows his limits May 6, 2014 | 4:13In this clip from his feature interview in Studio Q, stage and screen actor, Colm Feore, reflects on knowing his limits and his humbling experience auditioning for his role in Spider-Man 2.
May 5, 2014 | 21:10Q Colm Feore in Studio Q Video
Q Colm Feore in Studio Q May 5, 2014 | 21:10Feore, one of Canada's most versatile and acclaimed actors, offers insight on switching between tragic and comedic figures, how he's managed to secure roles in so many disparate arenas, and whether his big blockbuster movies, like the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, have anything in common with his more classical roles.
Apr 30, 2014 | 19:50Q "I Am Big Bird" in Studio Q Video
Q "I Am Big Bird" in Studio Q Apr 30, 2014 | 19:50Jian speaks with Caroll Spinney, along with Oscar the Grouch, subject of the new documentary film "I Am Big Bird", which is playing at Toronto's Hot Docs film festival this week. For almost 50 years, the now 80-year-old puppeteer has performed the roles of Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch and his dedication and inspiration have entertained and educated generations of children.
Apr 15, 2014 | 11:18Q Alan Thicke is "Unusually Thicke" in Studio Q Video
Q Alan Thicke is "Unusually Thicke" in Studio Q Apr 15, 2014 | 11:18Canadian-born performer Alan Thicke went from being a talk show host and producer to a comic actor and a beloved TV dad on the long-running sitcom Growing Pains. Now the man behind Dr. Jason Seaver is introducing us to his real life family with the new reality TV show, Unusually Thicke.
Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Video
Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Molly Ringwald joins Jian during the only Canadian stop on her tour to talk jazz specifically, creativity more generally, and the smörgåsbord of projects she's been part of since the Breakfast Club.
Apr 9, 2014 | 3:02Q Judy Greer is your best friend Video
Q Judy Greer is your best friend Apr 9, 2014 | 3:02Judy Greer has made a name for herself in Hollywood playing the "best friend" in a wide swath of films. In this clip from her feature interview with Jian in Studio Q she explores her affinity for those kinds of roles and how they've shaped her career.
Apr 9, 2014 | 17:17Q Filthy Gorgeous in Studio Q Video
Q Filthy Gorgeous in Studio Q Apr 9, 2014 | 17:17Filthy Gorgeous, as the title implies, is a film about contradictions. Its subject, Penthouse founder and filmmaker Bob Guccione, is full of them: he's a sleaze and a social reformer, an astute businessman and an incorrigible gambler, a bright light and a burn out. Guccione's life shapes, and is shaped by, the 1960s cultural revolution. He hitches his star to the rising porn industry, but decelerates after investing in everything from casinos to nuclear reactors. It's a portrait saturated with of character, colour and contrast. The "porn king's" son, Bob Jr., and the Montreal-born filmmaker behind the documentary, Barry Avrich, join Jian to discuss the film's "warts and all" portrayal of the influential figure. Avrich, who has a penchant for profiling moguls, has previously focused his lens on Lew Wasserman, Jackie Mason, Harvey Weinstein and Garth Drabinsky.
Apr 8, 2014 | 19:27Q Where do you know Judy Greer from? Video
Q Where do you know Judy Greer from? Apr 8, 2014 | 19:27Despite Judy Greer's expansive resume, or perhaps because of it, strangers are prone to squinting at her and asking: "What do I know you from?" The actress has plenty of possible answers. She's played the best friend in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner and 27 Dresses; has proved her dramatic chops in films like The Descendants and Adaptation; and has crossed over into television with roles in Arrested Development and the animated series Archer. The FAQ partly inspired Greer's hilarious new collection of essays "I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star". She joins Jian to discuss her 15-year career in Hollywood, what she's learned from sharing bathrooms with Hollywood's biggest stars, and why she still sees herself as a pretty average person ... who happens to have over 90 credits in movies and television to her name.
Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Video
Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09With his trademark curls and dark shades, Saul "Slash" Hudson spoke with Jian about his foray into making horror movies, why he prefers thrillers to blood-soaked gore, and his signature style. "You're wearing shades, we even darkened the studio for you" Jian joked, to which Slash replied, "I'm not wearing a top hat 'cause that's just asking for attention. I actually think I am being low-key right now." The contemplative solo musician and guitarist from Guns N' Roses was in town to promote his first project from Slasher Films "Nothing Left to Fear". He tells Jian what attracted him to film, why horror isn't a far stretch from rock and roll, and how to make a spine-tingling soundtrack.