Which neighborhood do you live in? KM: I moved to Bushwick three years ago because it was affordable and I had too many Pratt memories in Bed-Stuy. I like living off the M; it’s kinda low-key.
BB: I live in Eastern Bushwick. Found it on Craigslist, I think. It’s peaceful. I get more time to read on the train.
Do you think living in Brooklyn affects your work? KM: Yes. I’ve made several shorts in this Brooklyn milleu. Fort Greene has always been one of my favorite places in New York.
Is there a “Brooklyn film scene”? KM: I think most filmmaker cliques overlap with other boroughs and aren’t intrinsically Brooklyn.
BB: No. The film scene is where the cinemas are, or on the Internet. BAM is only a change of scene from Manhattan. A family outing.
What film that’s not your own are you most excited about at the festival? KM: Stations of the Elevated will be cool to watch. I like Mingus and I’ve enjoyed other graffiti docs, like Bombin’ by Dick Fontaine.
BB: Ellie Lumme. Vishnevetsky is a very precise, forward-looking critic, and I imagine that’ll be reflected in his film as well.
What’s your favorite movie theater in Brooklyn? BB: BAM. Because the repertory is superb and seems to only be getting better. King Hu is dead, long live King Hu. But it’s really hard to get a decent meal nearby.
KM: I dare someone to not say BAM. I like their repertory in general.