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The Daily Buzz is a “festival only” radio show. We travel to film festivals year-round and interview some of the most important indie voices, partner with NPR affiliate and local community radio stations and aim to deliver these conversations to cinephiles, fans and moviegoers everywhere.The show is in its fifth year, and the Daily Buzz has interviewed some of the most important voices in the entertainment industry: more than 500 guests ranging from directors, actors, producers, festival directors and journalists in the independent film world.The Daily Buzz partnered with KUT this year to provide coverage of the 2015 SXSW Festival. This week, The Daily Buzz is broadcasting from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Toronto, Canada — and interviewing independent and international filmmakers. Daily Buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is made possible with support from Production Legal, Cloud Electronics, Soundcloud, ENKI NY and Angry Porcupine.

SXSW Film: Day Three from The Daily Buzz

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Tomi Fujiyama, subject of the documentary Made in Japan.

Episode Three of The Daily Buzz assembles a motley crew of experts: SXSW Producer and Senior Programmer Jarod Neese; General Manager of SXSW Music Fest James Minor; SXSW Music Fest Programmer Stacey Wilhelm; and the show's co-hosts, Joe Leydon (Variety) and Kim Voynar with special guests Jeff Yang (Wall Street Journal) and Justin Chang (Variety). 

We speak with Director Jessica Edwards just before she walks the red carpet for her film's premiere at The Paramount. MAVIS! is a music documentary about the legendary Mavis Staples, who continues to make music today at the age of 75. We chat with Steven Piet and Erik Crary about their film Uncle John, a haunting tale of a small town disappearance and an unsuspecting character named John. We meet director Josh Bishop of Made in Japan and the subject of his film TomiFujiyama, the first Japanese country artist. Fujiyama even shares one of her favorite country tunes for our small studio audience. Rounding out the hour, we have a conversation with Theory of Obscurity director Don Hardy about his film about the band The Residents. Joining him is Homer Flynn, spokesperson for the The Residents and rumored founder and lead singer.

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