Jonathan Demme

Brooke Smith remembers what it was like to belt “American Girl” in the Jonathan Demme classic.
"There is a place in my heart for you, always," wrote Thandie Newton.
The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
"Coincidence!" the charismatic ninety-year old writer began, gesturing animatedly to his audience. "What is coincidence?" In
She is the best actress of our generation, perhaps of any generation. She has won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes, among her iconic performances. But even the best of us make bad choices.
Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash is one of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. 
Two elements bind this production together in a superlative way... humor and pathos, and deep intelligence.
"Now, finally -- maybe this year -- more and more people, me included, are starting to really wake up to the challenge [the
Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme joins Ricky to discuss the LGBT criticism of "Silence of the Lambs."