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Welcome to Center Stage with Mark Gordon

Independent Film Meets Independent Radio.

Center Stage with Mark Gordon is a weekly radio show that looks at film, featuring interviews with writers, directors, producers, composers and actors. Center Stage with Mark Gordon airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM.

Center Stage with Mark Gordon also streams at www.kxlu.com

Center Stage with Mark Gordon is available on iTunes

Look who’s talking

Some of the notable guests have included: Academy Award winners Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire ), Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) Jim Broadbent (Iris) • Adrian Brody (The Pianist) • Holly Hunter (The Piano) • Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) • Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) • Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) • Haskell Wexler (Bound for Glory and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) • Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Reds and Apocalypse Now) • Denys Arcand (Les invasions barbares) • Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) • Leon Gast (When We Were Kings) • Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) • Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) • Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) • Errol Morris (The Fog of War) • Elliott Goldenthal (Frida) • Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) • Arthur Cohn (One Day in September, American Dream and Le Ciel et la boue) Saul Zaentz (The English Patient, Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) • Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) • Robert Moresco (Crash) and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction).

Here’s What’s Happening Center Stage

Hal Hartley | The Henry Fool Trilogy

Filmmaker, writer, director, producer, and composer Hal Hartley came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about the release of The Henry Fool Trilogy, which features his films Henry Fool, Fay Grim, and Ned Rifle in a boxed-set and subtitled in five languages.

The interview was originally broadcast Tuesday, June 20, 2017 on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM.

Center Stage with Mark Gordon airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and streaming

Matt Schrader | Score: A Film Music Documentary

Tune in Tuesday, June 6, as KXLU Los Angeles proudly presents Center Stage with Mark Gordon, featuring a special guest three-time Emmy® Award-winning news producer and filmmaker Matt Schrader. He will be talking about his new film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. The film features cinema’s most celebrated names in film music and offers a candid look into how composers developed, and continue to develop, some of the most iconic scores in history.

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Amanda Kernell | SAMI BLOOD

Tune in Tuesday, May 30, as KXLU Los Angeles proudly presents Center Stage with Mark Gordon, featuring a special guest Amanda Kernell, writer and director of SAMI BLOOD. The film follows Elle Marja, 14, a reindeer-herding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and race biology examinations at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her

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