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World's Iconoclast Filmmakers, Interviews by Geral Peary

The world of cinema is populated by a spectrum of varied personalities; a minority among them are true artists and trailblazers. A new book collects insights, interviews and filmmaker profiles from several decades of the cinema. The book is titled Mavericks: Interviews with the World's Iconoclast Filmmakers. On this edition of On Film, host Charles Horack talks with the book Author Geral Peary to discuss years of interactions with some of the most singular talents in film.

Gerald Peary, an American filmmaker, professor, and critic, is the author of nine books on cinema. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Toronto Globe, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe. Mavericks: Interviews with the World's Iconoclast Filmmakers is published by University Press of Kentucky and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

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Originally aired on June 1, 2024

Charles Horak didn't sleep much as a child, preferring instead to watch movies on late night TV. Not much has changed since then, except that he now shares his life-long passion for movies with others. Horak's association with On Film began in the summer of 2002 when he was interviewed by the show's originator, Cynthia Haines. In the summer of 2005, Horak took over for Haines as host of the show.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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