"It has something of magic"

"It has something of magic"

Der Standard

10/28/2020

With "the Truffle Hunters", the Viennale is dedicated to the hunt for white truffles at the end of the festival. Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw on a world into which no digital technology has yet penetrated.

TRUFFLE HUNTERS Q&A

TRUFFLE HUNTERS Q&A

Aspen FilmFest

10/22/2020

Q&A session with Susan Wrubel, Executive + Artistic Director of Aspen Film Festival

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS | MVFF43 Conversation

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS | MVFF43 Conversation

Mill Valley Film Festival

10/20/2020

Conversation with THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS co-directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw.
Mill Valley Film Festival | October 2020

IDA Documentary Screening Series: The Truffle Hunters | Gregory Kershaw, Michael Dweck

IDA Documentary Screening Series: The Truffle Hunters | Gregory Kershaw, Michael Dweck

International Documentary Association

10/19/2020

Watch this exciting conversation with The Truffle Hunters Directors/Producers/Cinematographers Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, moderated by Eric Kohn, Executive Editor & Chief Critic at IndieWire.

A Visual Feast

A Visual Feast

Purist

10/06/2020

Exploring a near-extinct way of life, The Truffle Hunters finds cinematic gold.

The Truffle Hunters Directors Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw on Capturing an Italian Tradition

The Truffle Hunters Directors Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw on Capturing an Italian Tradition

Film at Lincoln Center

10/05/2020

In this special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, NYFF programmer Rachel Rosen is joined by directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw to discuss their revelatory, earthy documentary The Truffle Hunters. 

Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw on Discovering the Secret Culture of ‘The Truffle Hunters’

Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw on Discovering the Secret Culture of ‘The Truffle Hunters’

The Wrap

10/01/2020

TIFF 2020: “Nobody really knew who these truffle hunters were,” Dweck tells TheWrap

Sniffing out secrets

Sniffing out secrets

Eye for Film

09/30/2020

Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters

Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

Cineuropa

09/28/2020

We talked to Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, the duo behind one of the biggest delights of the year, The Truffle Hunters

TIFF Talk: The Truffle Hunters’ Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw

TIFF Talk: The Truffle Hunters’ Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw

Point of View Magazine

09/19/2020

On dog cams and documenting the delicious

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Q&A | TIFF 2020

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Q&A | TIFF 2020

TIFF

09/18/2020

Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw in conversation with TIFF in advance of THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS' premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. This beautiful, meditative documentary follows three elderly specialists, and their dogs, as they seek the prized delicacy and contend with poachers in the woods of Northern Italy.

Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw: The Truffle Hunters

Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw: The Truffle Hunters

Cam Noir

02/26/2020

Filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw ventured deep in the forests near Alba, Italy for their documentary, The Truffle Hunters.

Sundance 2020 - The Truffle Hunters intro and post-screening Q&A

Sundance 2020 - The Truffle Hunters intro and post-screening Q&A

Ioncinema

02/01/2020

“Achieving a Deliberate Aesthetic in a Way That Was Unobtrusive”: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw on The Truffle Hunters

“Achieving a Deliberate Aesthetic in a Way That Was Unobtrusive”: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw on The Truffle Hunters

Filmmaker Magazine

01/27/2020

Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw  immersed themselves in the daily lives of this small sect of truffle hunters, who only prowl the sloping Italian forests in the dead of night in order to protect the location of the white Alba truffle. Dweck and Kershaw explain the arduous process of gaining trust within the community and the intimacy of filming them.

Director Michael Dweck Discusses The Making Of The Last Race

Director Michael Dweck Discusses The Making Of The Last Race

Documentaries

06/12/2019

Michael Dweck, director of Sundance favourite The Last Race answers some questions on the making of this seminal documentary. An evocative portrait of Long Island's last race track.

Podcast #384 - Michael Dweck (The Last Race)

Podcast #384 - Michael Dweck (The Last Race)

The Smoking Tire

11/15/2018

Michael Dweck is the director of the feature film, "The Last Race", a movie about the last oval track on Long Island, and the battle between those that want to keep racing and those that want to develop the property. Premiers Friday, Nov. 16.

The Last Race interview with Chuck Braverman

The Last Race interview with Chuck Braverman

WestDoc Online

11/15/2018

Conversation with Producer Director Michael Dweck on his first film, the feature doc The Last Race.

Episode #23

The Last Race interview with Rafael Roman

The Last Race interview with Rafael Roman

Metro Focus

11/07/2018

Find out how one community on Long Island is trying to hold on to its past while staving off developers.

Michael Dweck On Capturing The Magic Of Riverhead Raceway For "The Last Race"

Michael Dweck On Capturing The Magic Of Riverhead Raceway For "The Last Race"

Hamptons

10/01/2018

It's my creative effort to provide the audience with a singular emphatic experience as opposed to what documentaries typically do, which is give you information. I tried to have the audience become active participants and witnesses to the spirit of this place, the Raceway, and I hope they explore questions of blue collar American identity.

How Photographer Michael Dweck Captures the Ephemeral

How Photographer Michael Dweck Captures the Ephemeral

Sotheby's New York

09/25/2018

In this 60-Second Gallery, discover the work of visual artist and photographer Michael Dweck through his own words.

Artist Michael Dweck on Sneaking into Cuba, Preserving Montauk and Creating an Everlasting Summer

Artist Michael Dweck on Sneaking into Cuba, Preserving Montauk and Creating an Everlasting Summer

Sotheby's New York

09/07/2018

Whether he’s submerged in a Plexiglas box 40 feet underwater, or hanging onto the hood of a car on Havana’s busiest road, visual artist and photographer Michael Dweck has always found a new angle from which to document life.

Hot, Loud, and Over 200 MPH: How 'The Last Race' Leaves Conventional Storytelling in the Dust

Hot, Loud, and Over 200 MPH: How 'The Last Race' Leaves Conventional Storytelling in the Dust

No Film School

02/05/2018

We agreed this was going to be a cinematic portrait of a specific place, and the shots had to be either magical or mysterious. If they didn't meet that prerequisite, they didn't make the film. Another requirement was that there could be no repetition. We'd need to have moments of silence to breath, to stay, and to not cut a lot. If we had cuts, you wouldn't have time to observe this very particular world.

The Daily Buzz from Suncance: Day 10

The Daily Buzz from Suncance: Day 10

KCPW

01/28/2018

Radio interview with THE LAST RACE Director Michael Dweck

Listen to full interview

“The Chaos of the Race Track Was a Constant Challenge”

“The Chaos of the Race Track Was a Constant Challenge”

Filmmaker Magazine

01/26/2018

The director, Michael Dweck, is a fine art photographer, and we had been talking about collaborating on a project together for some time. He came to me with the idea of creating a film about a small stock car race track that was the last vestige of the Long Island racing culture that he experienced as a child.

Interview: Michael Dweck on the Drive to Keep Going with “The Last Race”

Interview: Michael Dweck on the Drive to Keep Going with “The Last Race”

Moveable Fest

01/23/2018

On making his documentary debut with the story of the Riverhead Raceway in Long Island, the last of its kind.

Ethan interviews Michael Dweck

Ethan interviews Michael Dweck

Nightside Project

01/22/2018

Ethan interviews Director Michael Dweck of THE LAST RACE, a Sundance Film Festival documentary about Riverhead Raceway. For decades, this track has hosted showdowns between local residents in Mad Max style vehicles. Dozens of quarter-mile tracks just like that used to exist on Long Island - but now Riverhead is the last. 

Meet the director video

Meet the director video

Sundance Institute

12/28/2017

Sundance Film Festival 2018 - U.S. Documentary Competition: The Last Race

Meet Michael Dweck, director of The Last Race, which is playing in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Photographer Michael Dweck On The 10th Anniversary Of The End: Montauk, N.Y.

Photographer Michael Dweck On The 10th Anniversary Of The End: Montauk, N.Y.

The Tidalist

06/04/2017

Intrigued and encapsulated by the pure love of surf and beach-life of the community that he so often frequented, Dweck’s book is a visual representation of the inspiration that this fisherman’s town has had on his artistry and creative eye.

These Montauk surfer photographs are making waves – Have you seen them?

These Montauk surfer photographs are making waves – Have you seen them?

News Whistle

09/23/2016

I’m really happy with the way the project came out… It was kind of my attempt to look back – ten years later – on timelessness, and dig through a lot of contradictory feelings about a certain place and/or a certain time.

Retracing the Charm of Montauk, N.Y.

Retracing the Charm of Montauk, N.Y.

Wall Street Journal

07/05/2016

Photographer Michael Dweck has captured the charm of Montauk, N.Y. for the past 40 years, and is the first living American artist to have a solo exhibition in Cuba. He joins Tanya Rivero to discuss his enduring love affair with Montauk.

Mon-talking with Michael Dweck

Mon-talking with Michael Dweck

Montauk Beach House

06/21/2016

In the context of my work, memory is almost a currency. It’s what allows you entry into the endangered societies that my narratives grow out of. 

Michael Dweck Recalls his Coming of Age in Montauk

Michael Dweck Recalls his Coming of Age in Montauk

Cottages & Gardens

06/13/2016

I saw something magical, an enclave based in paradise. I saw the water, the girls. There was a certain romance and fraternity, and I idealized it. That’s what it’s all about when you’re young.

Paradise Lost: Montauk is still magical, even if it isn't what it used to be

Paradise Lost: Montauk is still magical, even if it isn't what it used to be

Daily News

03/18/2016

Montauk will never be Montauk again (R.I.P to the East Deck, Salivar's, Johnny's Tackle, et. al), but it will never be anything else either.

Photographer Michael Dweck on the 10th Anniversary of THE END: MONTAUK, N.Y.

Photographer Michael Dweck on the 10th Anniversary of THE END: MONTAUK, N.Y.

Surf Collective

08/31/2015

I get to work in a medium that provokes and teaches in inexplicable ways. Like Whitman says (another Long Island guy, actually) “I and mine do not convince by arguments, similes, rhymes;/ We convince by our presence.” That, to me, is art.

Underwater Mermaids

Underwater Mermaids

L'Oeil de la Photographie

07/10/2014

Interview with Michael Dweck, where he discusses the inspiration behind his Mermaids series and the intricacies of photographing underwater.

Michael Dweck Exhibition in Cuba

Michael Dweck Exhibition in Cuba

Art Info

10/15/2012

I think it's important to remember that "Habana Libre" doesn't depict Cuba, nor Havana, but a group of people in the city, in the country — my ideal vision. It's no different than the photographs that come out of Fashion Week in New York. They depict a very small subset of a very large and complex society.

Welcome to Cuba, Asshole

Welcome to Cuba, Asshole

The Huffington Post

10/01/2012

I think it's important to note again that Habana Libre wasn't assembled as propaganda or counter-propaganda or anything in between. It doesn't represent its photographer's point, so much as his point-of-view; my vision of Cuba and no one else's. It represents an island -- or my idea of one -- ripe with seduction, mystery, sensuality and, yes, a little danger.

Habana Libre Exhibition Opening at Fototeca in Havana, Cuba

Habana Libre Exhibition Opening at Fototeca in Havana, Cuba

Associated Press

02/24/2012

US photographer Michael Dweck's Habana Libre exhibition opens

Habana Libre - an interview with Michael Dweck

Habana Libre - an interview with Michael Dweck

Cuban Art News

12/07/2011

There’s always a mixture of reasons that bring you to a particular place – for me, beauty is always a factor. In that sense – taken apart from political or social ideas – Cuba has the same draws as other islands in the Caribbean – Jamaica or the Virgin Islands or Antigua. The beaches are stunning, the people are beautiful. It’s just a great place to visit.

An Interview with Michael Dweck

An Interview with Michael Dweck

Whitewall

10/05/2011

We’re dealing with people living buoyant, cinematic lives and I want the audience to share in that, feed on it. A single photo won’t borrow all the corners of that cube and give it away in two dimensions. But I think a book like this that doesn’t treat itself like “just a photobook” and whose images and narratives refuse to treat their subjects like “subjects” can go further in making its points, whatever island they may reference.

Havana Good Time

Havana Good Time

Nowness

08/20/2011

Dweck’s new book, Habana Libre, reveals a secretive collective of friends based in the country's capital, making work that treads a fine line between conceptual and subversive, yet is not seen as rebellious by the authorities.

Gregory Kershaw interviews Michael Dweck

Gregory Kershaw interviews Michael Dweck

03/10/2011

Gregory Kershaw interviews his long time friend Michael Dweck about what inspires him, his method and his work.

Interview with Michael Dweck - Habana Libre

Interview with Michael Dweck - Habana Libre

Paris Match

08/01/2010

Looking back, I think my first trip to Havana was like walking into a nightclub – and actually connecting with that group was like picking up a woman at the bar. You see a confident, sexy woman across the dance floor. You catch her eye. You look one another over. You flirt. And, in my case, you stay together for a while and have some fun.

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