Introducing Season 1 of Sachs and the Cinema: Rare Interviews with Great Directors

Sachs and the Cinema by Lloyd Sachs

Episode notes

During the late '70s and early '80s, critic Lloyd Sachs hosted the popular weekly film segment, Sachs on the Cinema, on Chicago radio. Under that banner (a wry take on the old Playboy magazine feature, "Sex and the Cinema"), he presents an eight-part series of relaxed, unscripted, never before heard interviews from the 1980s with great directors including John Carpenter, Bernardo Bertolucci, Arthur Penn and British visionary Michael Powell. Recorded in the Windy City in hotel rooms and restaurants on Sachs' trusty cassette recorder (forgive the police sirens and ringing phones!) these interviews put you in the room with these outspoken artists, who discuss their hits as well as their misses with great candor.