In "celebration" of Oscar week, Gothamist has been interviewing some local rep-house moguls. In backwards chronological order:

  • Bruce Goldstien, Repertory Programmer at Film Forum and a partner in Rialto Pictures, the distributor that recently brought you the restoration of Masculine-Feminine, discusses how to deem a film "essential", why he programs for "the average person," and where he has dinner after work.

  • BAMcinematek's Florence Almozini reveals what film festivals she always goes to and how she met David Bowie.

  • David Schwartz of the Museum of the Moving Image explains why lowbrow rep programming flops, which rival screenings have made him feel "jealous", and why "life doesn't get any better" than Las Vegas, tuna sandwiches and Jerry Lewis.

  • Senior Curator at MoMA's Department of Film and Media, Lawrence Kardish discusses how his "alleged" French skills got him hired, and what Harvey Weinsteinhas done for him lately

  • Kent Jones of Film Comment & The Film Society at Lincoln Center describes why he doesn't watch television, what his kid found the other day in a puddle, and how he spent his time as Martin Scorsese's personal archivist.

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