Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell


Jem Cohen, February 21st, 2007
February 22, 2007, 6:23 am
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Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell featuring Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen (filmmaker)

Jem Cohen is a pillar of modern film making. From his seminal piece “Instrument” (a collaboration with music legends Fugazi), to one of his latest chillingly profound movies “Chain”, to his numerous other films, Cohen is truly at the vanguard of modern cinema.  I was so happy to find that Cohen didn’t shy away from the big questions  either, he bellied up to the bar and took a stand.  Excellent!  We discussed a wide variety of topics, from how to get over creative blocks, to the possibility of a war with Iran, to the global mall culture, and advice for young filmmakers.

To listen to this interview press:

HERE



William E. Jones, February 18th, 2007
February 19, 2007, 12:34 am
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Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell featuring William E. Jones

William E. Jones (Filmmaker, Photographer)

William E. Jones is one of the true heroes of Los Angeles. His movies range from the provocative, to the mind bending, to the touching.  He has a flair for the perfect quip at the precise moment, not only in his films, but in conversation as well. Probably best known for his film, “Is It Really So Strange?” which documents the large fan following that Morrisey has developed amongst Latino youth in Los Angeles, he is in town to promote his new movie, “V.O.” which is a mash-up of classic foreign films with gay porn. William and I chatted about almost every damn thing there is to talk about, from the place of computers in modern films, to how long it takes to do a proper pompadour, to movies in Paris, and of course, gay porn from the 80’s.

William will be showing his films on Tuesday (2/20) starting at 7:30pm at the
Pacific Film Archive.  in Berkeley.

To listen to this interview press:

HERE



Johnny Hattori, January 27th, 2007
February 5, 2007, 1:37 am
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Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Johnny Hattori

Johnny Hattori (artist, avid golfer)

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Johnny has to be one of the funniest people to have walked the entire globe.  From the minute you sit down with him, not only are you at ease, but you are suddenly laughing your ass off as well.  I caught up with him at Southern Exposure (where NPR has their HQ right now) and we chit chatted about one minute portraits, substitute teaching, golfing, and his belief that everyone is an artist.

To listen to this interview press:

HERE 



Jenelle Porter (Philadelphia), January 22nd, 2007
February 5, 2007, 1:24 am
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Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Jenelle Porter

Jenelle Porter (Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia) caught by surprise in a basekamp installation!

Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Jenelle Porter, Red76 with Sam Gould Installation

Sam Gould of Red76

Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Jenelle Porter with Space 1026 installing

Space 1026 installing their neon Ewok village of art madness…

Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Jenelle Porter with LTTR

LTTR with hatchet buried in the table. (Who so ever removes this hatchet shall be king… or queen…)

Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring Jenelle Porter with Black Floor Gallery

The Black Floor Gallery girls going ape shit!

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Jenelle (along with Naomi Beckwith and Elyse Gonzales) curated an amazing show called Locally Localized Gravity at the ICA in Philly. The participants read like a who’s who of the “Collective” art scene in America right now. Space 1026, Red76, LTTR, basekamp, CCRED, LURE, Black Floor Gallery, and more! Jenelle talks about this groundbreaking show as well as her history in the arts, L.A., Minneapolis, NY, the merits of curitorial schooling, and she answers the question of what would she do with $25 million clams!

To listen to this interview press:

HERE



William Pym (Philadelphia), January 19th, 2007
February 5, 2007, 12:51 am
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Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell, featuring William Pym

William Pym (Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Art Forum)

I met William at an after party in Philadelphia at a place called Black Floor Gallery (excellent spot by the way). We quickly established our mutual affection for pirate radio and from there we were off. We snuck up to the top floor of a warehouse, and with revellers below, proceeded to get to the bottom of the London underground rave culture, Philadelphia’s art scene, love, work, life, lies…, in other words, everything under the sun.

To listen to this interview press:

HERE 




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