Hello and thank you for joining us in the lounge. Settle in and make yourself at home.
"The Film Lounge" is a new TV series that features a sampling of short films by Iowa filmmakers. It's produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa, the state's media-production office, and its first episode airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.
Three preview parties are set for Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City in the week leading up to the premiere.
If this is your first visit to the lounge, be sure to see our previous interviews with Sam Kessie, the globetrotting artist in Iowa City who mixes dance and film into a single artform, and Paul Berge, whose career spans independent cable, radio, feature films and hosting for “Side Roads” on Iowa Public Television.
Today, we’re focusing on filmmaker Ian Carstens, whose documentary art film, “Empty Basket,” explores the act of observation and its relation to time by watching those who are watching.