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Art Pierce - Executive Director at Capitol Theatre - Home of Capitolfest, a silent & early film festival

Art has been the executive director of the Capitol Theatre since 2004 and the 1728 seat theatre began back in 1928.

Capitol Theatre regularly screens archival 35mm prints of classic films with carbon arc projection and silent films with live theatre organ accompaniment with their original installation organ from 1928.  They have full pit orchestra used for SummerStage musical theater productions. In addition, they have a 52-seat Cinema Capitol, known for a wide mix of independent and international film favorites.

Capitol Theatre is home to the Capitolfest, Central New York's premier summer cinephile film festival held in August. It is a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era, starting on late Friday morning and ending early on Sunday evening.

The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus their slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”

Direct download: ArtPierce.mp3
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Avy Kaufman - Casting Director - Life Of Pi, Dogville, The End Of The Tour, Love Is Strange, Lincoln, Shame, and A Bigger Splash

Avy, based in NYC, has cast dozens of films since starting in the industry in the late 1980s.

She has worked with many acclaimed directors including: Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Lars von Trier, Ira Sachs, and James Ponsoldt.

Avy's casting credits over the years include: The Sixth Sense, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Dogville, Smashed, The Skeleton Twins, Europa Report, and Shame.

Some of her more recent projects include: A Bigger Splash, Money Monster, and The End of The Tour, as well as The Circle and Little Men.

Direct download: AvyKaufman.mp3
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Dylan Reeve - New Zealand based Director and Editor - Tickled

With a background in graphic design, marketing, web development and IT, Dylan has worked as a television editor and post-production supervisor.

Dylan currently works as Head of Post-Production on the New Zealand serial drama Shortland Street, producing 250 half-hour episodes of scripted drama in 49 weeks each year.

Dylan has recently partnered with David Farrier to co-direct the feature documentary film, Tickled.

Tickled is a disturbing tale of what seems at first glance to be a silly subculture, but reveals something far more sinister underneath.

Tickled has been nominated for awards at several film festivals and is currently screening around the US and worldwide.

Direct download: DylanReeve.mp3
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Jakob Ihre - Swedish Cinematographer - Reprise, A Family, Nokas, Oslo, August 31st, Lola Versus, Quitters, The End of the Tour, and Louder Than Bombs

Jakob's projects over the years have included: Reprise, A Family, Nokas, and Oslo, August 31st including working with Joachim Trier over the years.

Some of Jakob's more current projects include: Lola Versus, The End of the Tour, Quitters, and the recently released, Louder Than Bombs.

Direct download: JakobIhre2.mp3
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