David Schmoeller has written, produced and directed films for more than thirty years. His first feature, "Tourist Trap," has been selected as one of the 130 landmark horror films of all time in Jonathon Rigby's 2012 book, Studies in Terror, Landmarks of Horror Cinema.
"8 Murders A Day." That's how many killings there are in Juarez, Mexico. And that's also the title of Charlie Minn's new documentary, about Juarez's drug war and how it has affected the town's people. Charlie Minn tells us about the people of Juarez, how he earned their trust, and what these killings say about our larger society. Fronteras reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe, who covers border issues in Las Cruces, also joins the discussion.
Grindhouse lovers unite! The local film festival, Pollygrind, returns with its cinematic tribute to blood, guts, and gore. We talk to its organizers plus a local filmmaker and actress on why gore films are so bloody intriguing.
Reed Cowan was a married father when he came out as gay. He was also a Mormon. His latest documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, claims the Mormon Church heavily influenced the Proposition 8 battle in California to stop gay marriage. We talk to Reed Cowan about his documentary, and how people are responding to it.