Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures
  • Soul in Cinema: Filming SHAFT on Location

    This short program was shot on location and in the recording studio during the production of SHAFT in 1971. It features director Gordon Parks, actor Richard Roundtree, composer Isaac Hayes, and other members of the cast and crew.

  • Split Screen: S8-E2 Godzilla Revealed

    A visit with Japanese actor Haruo Nakajima, better known as the original Godzilla; T. J. and Beth Larson take a look at the filmmaking juggernaut that is Billy Graham Ministries; Maggie Hadleigh-West’s profile on Karen Riposo and her multiracial children’s performing arts program featuring Jacob ...

  • Irene Dunne on THE AWFUL TRUTH

    The following illustrated audio interview with actor Irene Dunne was conducted by film scholar James Harvey in 1978.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini – Agnès Varda – New York – 1967

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 2022 • France
    Starring Pier Paolo Pasolini, Agnès Varda

    Agnès Varda takes a walk with Pier Paolo Pasolini through 1960s Times Square and records his thoughts on aesthetics, religion, and reality vs. fiction.

  • SPLIT SCREEN: Projections: Wes Anderson

    In this installment of Projections, John Pierson speaks with director Wes Anderson about his early filmmaking experiences making BOTTLE ROCKET, RUSHMORE and THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. Original airdate 10/02/2000.

  • The Oshima Gang

    This behind-the-scenes featurette was produced in 1983 and includes interviews with MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE actors David Bowie and Tom Conti, author Laurens van der Post, director Nagisa Oshima, and producer Jeremy Thomas, among others.

  • PARIS IS BURNING on “The Joan Rivers Show”

    This episode of “The Joan Rivers Show,” which originally aired in 1991, features director Jennie Livingston and ball community members Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Freddie Pendavis, and Ninja.

  • Ingmar Bergman on PERSONA

    In the following excerpt, taken from an interview recorded for Canadian television in 1970, director Ingmar Bergman recalls a stay in the hospital when the idea for PERSONA came to him.

  • Roberto Rossellini on JOURNEY TO ITALY

    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.

  • The Influence of TOM JONES

    In the following interview, recorded in York, England, in October 2017, film scholar Duncan Petrie explains how TOM JONES’s production, cinematic style, and enormous financial success changed the landscape of British filmmaking.

  • Rossellini Under the Volcano

    In this 1998 documentary, director Nino Bizzarri visits the island of Stromboli almost fifty years after the making of Roberto Rossellini’s film. There, he interviews actor Mario Vitale, who plays Antonio in STROMBOLI; members of the film’s crew; and villagers who recall the production.

  • Split Screen: S5-E3 Animal Talent

    The Sweet Sunshine animal Talent Agency; RAT WOMEN: an excerpt from filmmaker Minkie Spiro’s short; what happens to the puppies and dogs left too long at the pound; a visit to Wall Street to try to raise some indie cash. Original airdate 09/07/1998

  • 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 ...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...