Steven Kovacs is a movie man. A Harvard PhD, he co-produced the Oscar-nominated short doc Arthur and Lillie in 1975. He also produced, wrote, and directed a number of other features and is now a professor of cinema studies at San Francisco State. KALW’s Ben Trefny went on a drive with Kovacs to talk about film history as set in San Francisco.
TREFNY: Let’s go back to Arthur and Lillie for a moment. Tell me about that movie that you went to the Academy Awards for.
This Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Ira Glass and This American Life will do a live show in New York City that will be broadcast via satellite to theaters across the country. Ira Glass will be joined by David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia, Glynn Washington and other special guests, including the band OK Go!
You can be there – and help support KALW’s May Membership Campaign.