On the first episode of All the Film Things, I talked with film historian/ author/ lecturer Max Alvarez.

Max credits developing his passion for film to his parents and seeing François Truffaut's The 400 Blows in theaters as a child. His first job in film started with indexing film reviews for the Variety newspaper. From there, Max takes us through his decades- long career from his work as a film critic, interviewing prominent figures in film such as Wim Wenders and Peter Fonda, and his work today with New Plaza Cinema in NYC.

One of my favorite stories Max shares is his first and only encounter with Quentin Tarantino on the night Reservoir Dogs first premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.

We also discussed the significance of the New Hollywood era, international films while especially highlighting the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, the current state of film today, and much more!

Go to New Plaza Cinema's website to learn of Max's upcoming virtual lectures!

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