Rodney Ascher

Rodney Ascher is a filmmaker known for working in the spaces between documentaries, collage, and genre films. His feature debut, Room 237, managed a theatrical release despite the fact that it was made on a home computer in his living room. Other projects include The Nightmare, Primal Screen, Haunted, Horrifying Sounds From Beyond the Grave, and as editor, Andy Kaufman’s posthumous (?) comedy album, Andy and His Grandmother. A Glitch in the Matrix, his latest, explores Simulation Theory and, knock on wood, will premiere later this year. He lives in a fast-gentrifying corner of Los Angeles with his talented family and their beautiful cat. (Photo by Joseph Cultice.)

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@snubpollard The discussion of issue five is especially good - gonna have to revisit these ASAP.

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Talks

Underrated/Overlooked: Rodney Ascher on Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young

By Rodney Ascher | January 27, 2020

Underrated/Overlooked: Rodney Ascher on Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young

Seemingly not very many people saw Nicolas Winding Refn’s noirish Amazon Prime series, but Rodney Ascher did and has a whole lot to say about it.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

By Filmmakers | July 17, 2017

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

Lloyd Kaufman, Darren Lynn Bousman, Larry Fessenden, Rodney Ascher, Emily Hagins and more remember the much-loved father of the zombie movie.

Election 2016: Filmmakers Get Out the Vote!

By Filmmakers | November 8, 2016

Election 2016: Filmmakers Get Out the Vote!

A look at the efforts of film directors, producers and composers as they volunteer in battleground states for the 2016 Presidential Election.

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

Filmmakers Rodney Ascher and Lloyd Kaufman Talk Cannes Film Festival Stories

By Filmmakers | May 23, 2015

Filmmakers Rodney Ascher and Lloyd Kaufman Talk Cannes Film Festival Stories

As the French Riviera's great festival finishes, our final two Cannes alumni recall their experiences braving the craziness of the Croisette.

Rodney Ascher (Room 237) Talks Roberts Gannaway’s Planes: Fire & Rescue

By Rodney Ascher | July 21, 2014

Rodney Ascher (Room 237) Talks Roberts Gannaway’s Planes: Fire & Rescue

“Why do the planes not need people to fly them?” asked my four-year-old son as we watched Planes: Fire & Rescue...