David Gordon Green’s George Washington makes cinematic poetry out of the tricky art of voice-over narration. In this excerpt from our special edition’s commentary track, writer-director Green and actor Paul Schneider discuss the earthy beauty that fourteen-year-old Candace Evanofski brings to the film as Nasia, the narrator, the movie’s particular brand of voice-over, and the authenticity of the young actors’ performances.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.