Center Stage with Mark Gordon looks at film and the people who make it happen in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes.

Over the years, Mark Gordon has interviewed sociopolitical thinkers, activists, filmmakers, historians, writers, actors & composers including Howard Zinn, Sting, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith, Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, Ron Kovic (Born on the Fourth of July), Oscar Winner Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Oscar Winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), Two time Oscar Winner Haskell Wexler (Bound for Glory), Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil), Kirby Dick (The Hunting Ground), Oscar Winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Paul Greengrass (United 93), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Two time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Two time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now), Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Oscar winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Three time Oscar winner Saul Zaentz (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Oscar Winner Errol Morris (The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara), Oscar Winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) and many more.

Javier Bardem
Hans Zimmer in recording studio

“Every time you complain, your irritability — like a virus — is neurologically picked up by every person who hears your voice or sees your face.” — Mark Waldman

When life gets scary and difficult, we tend to look for solutions in places where it is easy or at least familiar to do so, and not in the dark, uncomfortable places where real solutions might lie.” — Robert Maurer

Pianist Kirill Gerstein Releases “The Gershwin Moment”

Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s album The Gershwin Moment explores the unique musical persona and cultural legacy of George Gershwin (1898-1937) at a time when the composer’s synthesis of various styles is ever more culturally relevant and his music more widely appreciated in the nation’s concert halls. The album features Gershwin’s Rhapsody [...]

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The Filmmakers

Some of the filmmakers who have come Center Stage include Brian Knappenberger, Hal Hartley, John Waters and Kirby Dick.

Quentin Tarantino

Patty Jenkins

Lone Scherfig

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The Composers

Some of the Composers who have come Center Stage include Jeff Beal, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Marco Beltrami, and Alexandre Desplat.

Jeff Danna

Patrick Doyle

The Actors

Some of the Actors who have come Center Stage include Ben Kingsley, Ed O’Neill, Benicio Del Toro, Holly Hunter, and Adrien Brody.

Alfred Molina

Harry Shearer

Video Promo

This clip features Brendan Fraser, Philip Baker Hall, Ridley Scott, Ed O’Neill, Mark Isham, Amy Berg, Alex Gibney, Michael Polish, Phillip Noyce, Alex de la Iglesia, Sting, Allen Coulter.