True/False Film Festival Podcast: An Interview with ‘Westwood’ Filmmakers

On this episode of The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, we sit down with Director Lorna Tucker and Producer Eleanor Emptage of the documentary Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, and through a collection of attention-grabbing archival footage and a mix of hilarious and informative interviews, paints a picture of a woman who decades ago helped create the punk movement in the U.K. and today is throwing herself into environmental activism — all while growing an innovative, provocative, and iconic fashion brand known around the world.

Interview conducted by TMR Audio Team interns Kelsey Hurwitz and Brooke Dulany.

True/False Film Festival Podcast: An interview with Stephen Maing

This week on The Missouri Review‘s Soundbooth Podcast we interview documentary filmmaker Stephen Maing about his newest film project, Crime + Punishment, which recently screened at the 2018 True/False film festival in Columbia, Missouri.  Crime + Punishment is a powerful film that spotlights the systemic problems that plague the New York Police Department – the largest in the nation – and the small, courageous group of officers who sue the city in an attempt to fix it.  Stephen Maing has directed award-winning films such as High Tech, Low life, which won Best Documentary & Cinematography Awards at various festivals, and The Surrender, which received the 2016 World Press Photo Award for Best Documentary and was also nominated for a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary.  Stephen has directed films for Time Magazine, The Nation, The Intercept, and The New York Times.

Interview conducted by TMR Audio Intern Bennett G. Jacobs.