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On Meeting Monte Hellman

Talkhouse, April 26, 2021

I first met Monte Hellman in the mid ’90s. (Read more)


Remembering Kevin Rafferty

Talkhouse, July 15, 2020

I remember when Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, and Pierce Rafferty's documentary The Atomic Café came out...(Read More)


Final Words Are So Hard to Devise

The Believer, February 5, 2020

I remember the first guy who played me a Silver Jews song...(Read More)


I Loved D.A. Pennebaker 

Talkhouse, August 12, 2019

I first met D.A. Pennebaker when I was at Florence Film Festival in 1990...(Read More)


Close Encounters with Abbas Kiarostami

Talkhouse, July 5, 2016 

I first met Abbas Kiarostami when he was invited to the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2000... (Read More

Caveh Zahedi Talks Ziggy Stardust, Ayahausca Trips, and the Church of David Bowie

Talkhouse, January 23, 2016

In 1972, when I was 12 years old, I read an article in Time magazine about a strange new singer-songwriter... (Read More

Shaking the Money Tree for Awkward Celebrity Encounters: At the Screen Forward Lab

Filmmaker, December 1, 2015

I was stoned one night when I had the idea to do a podcast called Awkard Celebrity Encounters... (Read More


Caveh Zahedi on Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac

Talkhouse, May 23, 2014

Two weeks ago, I received an email asking me if I would be interested in writing about Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac... (Read More


Caveh Zahedi's Cinemart Diary

Filmmaker, February 2, 2014

I receive an email informing us that our project about the artist Joseph Cornell's relationship with a waitress... (Read More


Top Ten Documentaries of 2013

Keyframe, December 3, 2013

Real-life Shakespearean tragedy, un-whitewashed sex, re-enacted murder... (Read More)


Caveh Zahedi's Hamptons Screenplay Lab Diary

Filmmaker, May 9, 2013

My friend Arnold Barkus and I decide to collaborate on a script... (Read More)


Caveh Zahedi's Top 100 Films

Keyframe, December 3, 2012

I’m probably forgetting a few, and I’m sure that if I had seen more films, the list of my 100 favorites would be different... (Read More)


Caveh Takes the Vertigo Tour

Films in FocusDecember 1, 2008

Caveh Zahedi takes a philosophical look back at his experiences on the Vertigo tour... (Read More)

Rome Film Fest

Filmmaker, November 28, 2007

Now in its second year, the spectacularly-funded new-kid-on-the-block Rome Film Rest exhibits the apparently ontologically inescapable teething pains that all toddlers must endure... (Read More)


Slings and Arrows

Film Comment, Sept/Oct. 2006

A critic is someone who comes onto the battlefield after the battle is over and shoots the wounded... (Read More)


We Are a Caveh Zahedi Addict

Green Cine, September 12, 2006

Jonathan Marlow asked me if I would be willing to interview myself... (Read More)

"Je est un autre"

An essay by Caveh on art and his movies 

Infinity Film Festival Catalogue, Italy, 2001​


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