October 6, 2008

Interview. Lance Hammer.

Lance Hammer "Lance Hammer began his filmmaking career working with the art department, designing the architecture of Gotham buildings used in Joel Schumacher's Batman films. His feature film debut as a writer and director might be seen as an aesthetic laying down of a gauntlet: art thrives best when developed far from any Hollywood departments. Written, cast, set and shot in a wintery Mississippi Delta locale, Ballast emerged from its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival with top awards for Hammer's direction and Lol Crawley's cinematography."

Brian Darr introduces his interview with Hammer - they talk about nonprofessional actors, documentaries and some of Hammer's own favorite filmmakers. Ballast is currently playing at New York's Film Forum and opens in selected cities on October 17.

Earlier: Thursday's entry.

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Posted by dwhudson at October 6, 2008 12:22 AM


Informative interview, Brian. I especially liked the cartoon question. Such a small inquiry whose answer contains such a large dimension. Thank you.

Posted by: Maya at October 6, 2008 9:14 AM

Thanks, Michael. It was an enjoyable conversation.

Posted by: Brian at October 7, 2008 3:57 PM