Behind the Scenes

Series produced by Andrea Chase

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Filmmakers talk with Andrea Chase

Smart, but never stuffy, Andrea Chase draws out filmmakers by asking the questions others don't think of, but wish they had. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor set this interview series apart.


575 Pieces

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Caption: David Schisgall, San Francisco, CA 12/16/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
David Schisgall talks storytelling as therapy, empathy as salvation, and getting back what we’ve lost.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 16:41
Caption: Damien Chazelle & Justin Hurwitz, San Francisco, CA 10/6/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz talk huddling down, keeping the dream, and making things magical.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 14:08
Caption: Raoul Peck, San Francisco, CA 11/7/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Raoul Peck talks defining moments, constructing mythologies, and finding the right title.

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2016
  • Length: 23:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jack C. Newell talks amnesia, first dates, and the element of surprise.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 11:32
Caption: Juie Dash, Mill Valley, CA 10/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Julie Dash talks cultural authenticity, validation, and the unexpected gifts of Hurricane Hugo.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2016
  • Length: 14:38
Caption: Adelaide Papazoglou, Jack Pettibone Riccobono, & Chris Eyre, San Francisco, CA 11/22/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Chris Eyre, and Adelaide Papazoglou talk compositing culture, the power of poetry, and understanding the past in order t...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 34:37
Caption: Otto Bell, San Rafael, CA, 10/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Otto Bell talks legacies, options, and bucking traditions.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 14:13
Caption: Stephen Kijak, San Francisco, CA 10/26/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Stephen Kijak talks authenticity, serendipity, and making Yoshiki cry.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 22:29
Caption: Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman, San Francisco, CA 10/21/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow talk definitions, tipping points, and the balance of power.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 21:23
Caption: Craig Atkinson, San Francisco, CA 10/21/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Craig Atkinson talks keeping calm, taking rides, and getting traction.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 32:49
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Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry talk spectrums, hugs, and rewriting a classic..

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 13:38
Caption: Ewan McGregor, San Francisco, CA 10/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ewan McGregor talks animal instincts, little losses, and unintended consequences.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
Caption: Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, San Francisco, CA 10/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser talk close-calls, young brains, and waiting for a mustache to grow back.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 21:37
Caption: Kristen Johnson, San Francisco, CA 9/30/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kirsten Johnson talks bearing witness, tricks of memory, and the tension of the unseen.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2016
  • Length: 23:04
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Ross Adam talks about film as propaganda, the astonishing reach of Netflix, and what happens when you get what you wish for

  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 13:46
Caption: Matt Miller & Matt Johnson, San Francisco, CA 9/19/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Matt Johnson and Matt Miller talk going retro, the power of secrets, and cutting Bobby Kennedy out of their film.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 14:26
Caption: Diane Fuller & Chris Beaver, San Francisco, CA  9/12/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Chris Beaver and Diana Fuller talk garbage, waste, and full-circle recycling.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 14:32
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Daniel Noah talks Cannes, grief, and being sound-centric.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 19:35
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Jenni Olson talks intent, interpretation, and slowing things down.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 14:30
Caption: Anastasia James
CJM Associate Curator Anastasia James talks ambiguity cultural influences, and being an outsider looking in.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 15:11