aGLIFF Brunch Filmmaker Interviews at SXSW 2019 - MBP e314


Once again, the gracious organizers of aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) have invited us to their Filmmaker's Brunch during SXSW 2019 at The Iron Bear in Austin TX for an opportunity we could never pass meet and interview the incredibly talented filmmakers involved with several LGBTQ+ films screening at SXSW 2019. Have a listen to what's behind these artists and their films:


0:00 - MBP Intros

3:36 - Interview with Jim Brunzell, Artistic Director of aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) and friend of our podcast tells us a little bit about what makes aGLIFF the “The Best LGBTQ+ Film Fest In The Southwest”.

8:59 - interview with Melanie Hutsell (former SNL cast member) and Sam Littlefield, co-writers and stars of MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPERS, on its world premier at SXSW 2019. 

13:35 - Our super fun chat with Fawzia Mirza @thefawz, writer and star of SIGNATURE MOVE, about a lesbian in Chicago who falls for Alma, a bold Mexican woman, while searching for her identity in life, love, and wresting.

19:50 - Chat with the cast & crew of THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND (Frances Lozada, Tamara M. Williams, Devin Lowe, Alex Kruz, and Robert Pycior), a drama about the relationship between Tine, a young trans woman, and her grandmother as they navigate Tina’s transition. 

26:13 - Director Harrod Blank and Rusty Tidenberg, the trans woman subject of Harrod’s fascinating documentary, WHY CAN’T I BE ME? AROUND YOU, talk to us about Rusty’s transition and her struggle for acceptance from others. 

37:55 - Lisa Steen (Director) and Lauren Blumenfeld talk about making the comedy short film, STEPDADDY, which makes its debut at SXSW. They also tell the surprising story of how they got Peter Gallagher to make an appearance in their film. 

43:12 - We talk with producer Michelle Randolph Faires and local Austin filmmaker Tracy Frazier, director of BECOMING LESLIE, a film which chronicles the life of Leslie Cochran, beloved Austin cult hero. 

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