Category: Interviews

Interview with Alex Cameron, mentions working with Jem

Interview with Alex Cameron, mentions working with Jem

A new interview with Jemima’s boyfriend Alex Cameron, by Variance Magazine, were he mentions working with her and perhaps future collaborations, perhaps one more music video!

Alex Cameron is one of the acts not to be missed when Treasure Island Music Festival returns after a year’s hiatus to a new Bay Area location, on Oct. 12 and 13. Cameron is one of many Australian names on this non-cookie cutter festival bill, late in the season, that also boasts Lord Huron, A$AP Rocky and Jungle. Other established Aussies include Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Pond and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Cameron’s star, however, is fast ascending. His music has been singled out by Henry Rollins, shouted out by Russell Crowe and he was invited to Las Vegas by Brandon Flowers to work on The Killers’ last album.

Forced Witness, his stellar second album, picks up from where Jumping The Shark, his 2013 debut, left off—it’s a continued exploration of the male misfit, in his many unsavory guises. In earlier incarnations, hair slicked back, Cameron wore face make-up to age him and suits like a faded lounge singer, calling to mind Nick Cave. In Forced Witness there’s less artifice; he takes a more heartland stance, in blue jeans and white singlet.

Cameron puts under the microscope the ways these men interact with women; on the internet, in song and the quotidienne. Though he never condones their behavior, he paints intimate portraits of these outre men, warts and all. Like biblical parables, sometimes he offers hope and maybe redemption.

Each song offers a separate vignette and it’s only upon repeated listens that you hear the full extent of the toxic masculinity lurking beneath. “Runnin’ Outta Luck,” “Candy May” and “Studmuffin96” are incredibly catchy, couched in the sheen of ‘80s synth-powered melodies with a good measure of St. Elmo’s Fire-era saxophone solos from “business partner” Roy Molloy.

Sydney-born but now residing in Queens, New York, Cameron took a moment to speak to us from his current home about these misfits, his experience writing with Flowers and acting opposite girlfriend Jemima Kirke (Girls) in his music videos.
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Source: Source: Variance Magazine (US)

Jemima interviewed by Playboy

Jemima interviewed by Playboy

A new interesting interview by Playboy magazine was published on September 21st, in which Jemima talks about the risk of being typecast and the new series Maniac.

They also released one more photo from Maniac so that one can be found in the gallery and you can read full interview in the press archive!

If you happened to stroll by Jemima Kirke’s Brooklyn stoop sale in April, one of the items in particular might have caught your eye. Among the piles of vintage clothing and the other knickknacks one typically finds at these de-sheddings, was a stack of unopened copies of Girls DVDs, the show she starred on for six seasons. “People were actually buying them, and nobody realized I was the one selling them,” Kirke tells Playboy. Now, maybe she was just doing some spring-cleaning—because stars, they’re just like us—or maybe it was something more.

Throughout her half-decade run as Jessa Johansson—the deeply flawed but oddly likable millennial on HBO’s Emmy-winning coming-of-age series—the London-born, New York-based actress tried her best to extract herself from her polarizing on-screen persona. “I have had moments like Jessa, for sure,” she told Huffington Post in 2012. “I keep saying this—I just can’t stress this enough—this is an impression for me, in many ways. I know acting is not impersonating, but I’m good with impressions.”

That Kirke tried to make that distinction early on should come as no surprise. If Girls was a window into the no-strings-attached hookup culture of twentysomething New York City, then Jessa was its poster child. But when Kirke agreed to be in her friend Lena Dunham’s pilot in 2011, she was a married 24-year-old who had just given birth to her first daughter. Her days as a rebellious, hard-partying New York scenester—she first went to rehab when she was 19—were firmly behind her.

Source: Source: Playboy (US)
Gallery Link: Gallery link: Maniac - Episode Stills

Jemima’s Top Ten Books

Jemima’s Top Ten Books

Jemima created a list of her top ten books together with One Grand Books, you can also view the full article in the press archive. Haven’t read all of these so will grab them as soon as possible! 🙂

British-American Jemima Kirke can thank Saint Ann’s School in New York for setting a solid foundation for her life, both as an actress and as an artist. It’s where she became close friends with Lena Dunham, later acting in Dunham’s debut film Tiny Furniture, and going on to star in her best-known role as Jessa Johansson in Dunham’s Girls. Saint Ann’s also encouraged Kirke’s love of painting, and Sargent’s Daughters, a Lower East Side gallery, hosted Kirke’s “The Ceremony” — painted portraits of brides (made-up or real) and divorcées in their wedding gowns, late last year.

Below are Jemima Kirke’s favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.

Source: Source: One Grand Books (US)

Photoshoot by ‘Anthem Magazine’

Photoshoot by ‘Anthem Magazine’

Anthem Magazine took two wonderful photos of Jemima and they can be viewed in the gallery!

Tribeca Film Festival Selects

The 17th edition of Gotham’s annual film mecca is now in the books. Step inside for our collection of exclusive portraits!

And that’s a wrap!

The Tribeca Film Festival went as quickly as it came, but not without first putting its stamp on the movies to come in 2018. Robert De Niro and Co. has long cast a spotlight on New York-focused narrative features and documentaries, as well as foreign pictures—a calvelcade of up-and-coming talent set alongside Hollywood’s most A-list. Since 2002, growing from its humble post-9/11 beginnings into an annual powerhouse, the festival has carved out an impressive niche for itself.

In its 17th year, New York City’s filmic rite of spring kicked off on April 18 with Lisa Dapolito’s Love, Gilda, a documentary tribute to a true original and one of late-night comedy’s all-time greats, Gilda Radner. On April 28, the closing night gala screened another New York story: the first episode of Liz Garbus’s four-part Showtime documentary series The Fourth Estate, which chronicles a year inside The New York Times while it covers the first year of the Trump presidency.

Looking over the list of films at Tribeca is always daunting. When the categories are seemingly endless and with so much on offer, the festival can leave the average moviegoer lost for guidance. Plot summaries aren’t much use, given that there often appears to be two films for every kind of premise. So the only way to discover good movies is to simply watch them, which requires long hours, an unflagging optimism that the next film might be leading the pack and, importantly, a colossal stubborn streak. Anthem has yet to best its 2011 record of seeing 60-plus films at Tribeca. Is this being thorough or just downright insane? You decide. We don’t wish that upon anyone.

Now be sure to scroll back up to the top and swipe through the gallery to get a full rundown of our carefully curated list of featured talent at Tribeca this year—captured by photographer Reto Sterchi exclusively for Anthem—which includes Noomi Rapace, Boyd Holbrook, Nicola Peltz, Eliza Dushku, Alessandro Nivola, Anders Danielsen Lie, Kate Micucci, Molly Ringwald, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alex Pettyfer, Jemima Kirke, Laia Costa, and many more!

Source: Source: Anthem Magazine (US)
Gallery Link: Gallery link: Photoshoots from 2018 - Anthem Magazine (US)

BUILD Series video interview with Jemima, Lola and Emma Forrest

BUILD Series video interview with Jemima, Lola and Emma Forrest

Jemima, her sister Lola and the director of Untogether, Emma Forrest has been doing some press lately for the movie and you can view the interview below and in the video archive.

Andrea is a former teen prodigy turned struggling writer who falls for Nick, a recently successful writer who she secretly resents. Lisa is the responsible younger sister who has an older bohemian boyfriend, Martin, but is drawn to an even older charismatic Rabbi. Two English sisters begin to navigate their wild desires and troubled relationships amidst the backdrop of the infamous Hollywood Hills. Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke and director/writer Emma Forrest joined BUILD to speak on the film, “Untogether.”

Source: Source: BUILD Series (US)
Video Link: Video link: Interviews - BUILD Series
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