American Hardcore, Lost Rockers and Zoe Rising documentary director Paul Rachman joins BYOD to share clips, trailers, and the stories behind his incendiary and inspirational doc films. We also discuss the creation of the Slamdance Film Festival, and how the fringe mission has expanded to become one of the most vital venues for new cinema in the country–all on the world’s only talk show devoted entirely to Documentary film, BYOD…
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BYOD is hosted by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
Paul Rachman began his film career as one of the of the industry’s top music video directors at Propaganda Films. Paul co-founded the Slamdance Film Festival in 1995 with Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter after the cheerful group of subversive filmmakers were rejected from the Sundance Film Festival. Paul’s work as a documentary filmmaker includes The Zoe Lund Project and seminal punk documentary, American Hardcore (2006). Paul is currently working on Lost Rockers, a revealing look at great musicians overlooked by pop culture.
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
01:00 Introducing Paul Rachman.
05:10 Clip: American Hardcore.
08:00 The birth and early pioneers of the hardcore punk scene.
12:00 Rachman explains the definition of “American Hardcore”.
15:00 Clip: American Hardcore. Henry Rollins discusses the Los Angeles hardcore punk scene.
20:30 Clip: Lost Rockers: Uncovering musicians that were overlooked by popular culture.
30:40 Clip: Zoe Rising.
35:00 Clip: Hybrid.
39:20 Clip: Mad Hot Ballroom.
40:10 Rachman discusses the annual Slamdance Film Festival showcasing independent films.
48:20 Thanks and goodbye.
48:40 Clip: Kidnapped For Christ.