NOW senior film writer Norm Wilner is someone whose passion for cinema is earnest and pure. He's also remarkably knowledgeable, but completely unpretentious. And, he's an all-around standup guy. Both times I've bugged him about covering my feature films for NOW, he's done his best to give my little movies a boost. I've been grateful for his consideration and generosity.
Recently, Norm was kind enough to invite me on his podcast, Someone Else's Movie, to discuss one of my favourite films-- Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg's 2008 collaboration Nights and Weekends. We had a terrific conversation about our mutual love for Gerwig, the virtues and reception of the so-called "mumblecore" movement, and how it's inspired my own work.
Have a listen! And don't forget to check out all the other interesting episodes, wherein other filmmakers gush about movies they admire.