Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures
  • John Huston on THE ASPHALT JUNGLE

    In this brief archival interview excerpt, director John Huston discusses THE ASPHALT JUNGLE.

  • Agnès Varda and Mathieu Amalric on LA POINTE COURTE

    In this 2012 interview, Agnès Varda introduces LA POINTE COURTE and discusses the challenges of making her first feature with actor-director Mathieu Amalric.

  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself

    This 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, presented here in a slightly condensed form, features interviews with Ray, filmmaker François Truffaut, and actors Natalie Wood and John Houseman, among others.

  • Bernhard Wicki on THE BRIDGE

    In this excerpt from a 1989 episode of the German television show “Das Sonntagsgespräch” (Sunday Talk), director Bernhard Wicki discusses the making of THE BRIDGE.

  • Jean-Luc Godard on LE PETIT SOLDAT

    In this segment from a 1965 interview with Jean-Luc Godard, the director discusses LE PETIT SOLDAT and its reception.


    From Season 1, Episode 3 of SPLIT SCREEN. Prior to its release, filmmakers Chris Smith and Scott James discuss the making of Smith’s cult indie documentary AMERICAN MOVIE about filmmaker Mark Borchardt’s journey making his low budget horror film COVEN. Original airdate 3/17/1997.

  • Cathy Moriarty and Vikki La Motta

    This interview with Cathy Moriarty and Vikki La Motta, on whom Moriarty’s character in RAGING BULL is based, was recorded in 1981 for Belgian television.

  • Split Screen: The Blair Witch Project

    A three-person documentary crew disappears deep in the woods of Maryland. From Season 2, Episode 5.

  • Jean-Luc Godard on TOUT VA BIEN, 1972

    Excerpted from the 1972 French documentary LA POLITIQUE ET LE BONHEUR: GEORGES KIEJMAN directed by Patrick Camus, this short interview with director Jean-Luc Godard touches on his ideas about political filmmaking and his then-latest film, TOUT VA BIEN.

  • Melvin Van Peebles on THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS

    This August 14, 1968, episode of the television program “Black Journal” features an interview with director Melvin Van Peebles, who was promoting the U.S. release of his first feature film, THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS.

  • Stanislaw Lem on SOLARIS

    One person who decidedly did not like Andrei Tarkovsky’s film SOLARIS was Stanislaw Lem, the author of the source novel. The film explores completely different themes from Lem’s philosophically oriented science fiction. This excerpt from a Polish television documentary addresses Lem’s attempts to...

  • Jackie Chan on POLICE STORY

    This undated interview features actor-director Jackie Chan recalling his work on POLICE STORY.

  • The Castaway on the Street of Providence

    Made by longtime Luis Buñuel friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo, EL NÁUFRAGO DE LA CALLE DE PROVIDENCIA (THE CASTAWAY ON THE STREET OF PROVIDENCE, 1970) is an affectionate portrait of the legendary Spanish filmmaker and THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE director, shown doing what he...

  • Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris on HEAVEN CAN WAIT

    In the following conversation, shot in January 2005, film critics Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris discuss director Ernst Lubitsch and HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

  • Split Screen: S2-E5 Enter BLAIR WITCH, HANDS ON A HARDBODY

    Sunflower City: Lawrence, KS, the home of the family owned Sunflower Cable system, and CARNIVAL OF SOULS; HANDS ON A HARDBODY: an excerpt from Robb Bindler’s incredible documentary; The Blair Witch Project: a three-crew documentary team disappears deep in the woods of Maryland. Original airdate 0...

  • The Lineup

    Director Jean-Pierre Melville and actors Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier, and François Périer discuss the filmmaker’s style, acting, and LE SAMOURAÏ, in this collection of archival interviews. These clips, from the Institut national de l’audiovisuel, Paris, were originally broadcast on ...

  • Neil Jordan and Bob Hoskins at Cannes, 1986

    These interviews with writer-director Neil Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins took place at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival on the eve of the premiere of MONA LISA. The film would go on to receive a nomination for that year’s Palme d’Or and a win for Hoskins, for best actor.

  • Split Screen: S3-E1 The Blair Witch: I Want to Believe

    Sam Saldivar no-budget sci-fi thriller THE GIANT KILLER; one minute films loops with Gustav Deutsch at Windsor, ON’s Kinnotek Cinema; looking for the mysterious “Lady In Red” at Slamdance ’97; revisiting the Blair Witch—a look at the footage found in the muddy duffel bag. Original airdate 04/06/1998

  • Split Screen: S5-E2 Todd Haynes’s Goldmine

    Haynes and his longtime producer Christine Vachon cuddle up in Cannes; NEA public funding at the local level; an unusual outdoor screening on a hillside; a film festival sponsored by Dockers®. Original airdate 08/31/1998

  • Prix Jean Vigo: Ousmane Sembène

    This excerpt from a March 22, 1966, broadcast of the French television program “JT de 20h” features an appearance by director Ousmane Sembène after BLACK GIRL was awarded the Prix Jean Vigo.

  • Dick Cavett Interviews Alfred Hitchcock, 1972

    This interview with director Alfred Hitchcock on “The Dick Cavett Show” was originally broadcast on June 8, 1972.

  • Robert Bresson, 1966 Television Profile

    Journalist Roger Stéphane presents this May 11, 1966, episode of the series “Pour le plaisir,” which is devoted to AU HASARD BALTHAZAR. In it, he interviews director Robert Bresson; filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, and François Riechenbach; novelist Marguerite Duras; and members of the fi...

  • A Walk with Kiarostami

    Iranian film professor Jamsheed Akrami made this portrait of Abbas Kiarostami over the course of two days at the 2001 Galway Film Festival in Ireland. Shown first on a ferry and then on a nature photography walk, an unusually candid Kiarostami reflects on images, nature, water, film composition, ...

  • Roberto Rossellini on STROMBOLI

    The following introduction by director Roberto Rossellini was shot for “Roberto Rossellini Presents,” a 1963 French television series that broadcast his films. It was directed by Jean-Marie Coldefy.