Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
A recap of Wednesday night's open of AFI Docs with Alex Gibney's "Zero Days" and highlights of what's to come.
An interview with director Rebecca Miller about her film "Maggie's Plan."
An interview with "Cult Movies" author Danny Peary.
An interview with the star of "I Saw the Light," Tom Hiddleston.
An interview with Jacob Bernstein about his mother Nora Ephron, the subject of his HBO doc "Everything is Copy."
An interview with Sally Field about Hello, My Name is Doris, along with a special cameo from director Michael Showalter.