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INTERVIEW: Huffpost Live (video)
October 28, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed along with Michael Musto, Lady Bunny and Miss Longo. (video at: huffingtonpost.com)
 

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Magazine

“There hasn’t been a proper documentary about his life so I wanted to fill that cultural void with this film. Divine is an inspiration to misfits, outsiders, rebels, and freaks and I hope this movie reignites interest in this incredible individual.” (full article: filmmakermagazine.com)
 

INTERVIEW: NewNowNext
October 9, 2013

Watch “I Am Divine” Director Jeffrey Schwarz Talks About The Filthiest Person Alive! (link: newnownext.com)
 

INTERVIEW: Vice
September 23, 2013

“Divine Was The Judy Dench of Drag Queens” — Director Jeffrey Schwarz interviewed by Vice magazine. (full article: vice.com)
 

INTERVIEW: LA Weekly
July 16, 2013

“Look at us. Still telling Divine stories, all these years later. She’s an icon of cinema. I expect to see a Mount Rushmore of cult movie stars someday, with Divine front and center.” (full article: blogs.laweekly.com)
 

INTERVIEW: WYPR Podcast
June 5, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz speaks to Maryland NPR station during the Maryland Film Festival (media link in the article: wypr.org)

 

INTERVIEW: Xtra! (video)
June 4, 2013

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Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed by Xtra! online. (click on image for Youtube link)

 

INTERVIEW: UT San Diego
May 28, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed in advance of FilmOut San Diego (Sunday, June 2, 2013). (Full article: utsandiego.com)

 

INTERVIEW: The Oregonian
May 14, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed on the eve of the Portland QDoc Festival 2013. (full article: oregonlive.com)

 

INTERVIEW: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
May 9, 2013

Producer/director Jeffrey Schwarz chats with San Diego Gay & Lesbian News about his documentary, “I Am Divine,” and shares with readers the biggest surprise he learned about Divine while researching background for the movie. (full article: sdgln.com)

 

INTERVIEW: Straight.com
May 8, 2013

No, that’s not a typo. ‘Divine’ director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed by the site Straight.com ahead of the docs Vancouver premiere on May 10, 2013. (full article: straight.com)

 

INTERVIEW: CreativePlanet Network
April 21, 2013

“The documentary I Am Divine, produced and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, offers a tender look at the life of an artist who was committed to an in-your-face style, and also committed to his friends, family and the sweet side of life.” (full article: creativeplanetnetwork.com)

 

INTERVIEW: The Backlot
April 19, 2013

“I Am Divine” Director Jeffrey Schwarz Explores the Life of the Iconic John Waters Muse. (full article: thebacklot.com)

 

INTERVIEW: CIFF – “Divine Intervention”
April 18, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed at the 37th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. (full article: clevelandfilm.org)

 

INTERVIEW: Buzzine
April 14, 2013

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Divine & John Waters Illuminate Stylish & Inspiring Drag Documentary ‘I Am Divine’
(full article: buzzinebollywood.com)

 

INTERVIEW: AfterElton.com
April 9, 2013

“I Am Divine” Director Jeffrey Schwarz Explores the Life of the Iconic John Waters Muse. (full article: afterelton.com)

 

INTERVIEW: Deep Dish
April 7, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is the Groovy Guy of the Month! (full article: marcharshbarger.blogspot.com)

 

INTERVIEW: Portable.tv
March 25, 2013

Jeffrey Schwarz’s ‘I Am Divine’ is an inspirational tale of drag superstardom. (full article: portable.tv)

 

INTERVIEW: Filmwax Radio
March 20, 2013

Host Adam Schartoff interviews director Jeffrey Schwarz on this special Filmwax Radio dispatch at the SXSW film festival. (link to podcast: Filmwax#1338)

 

INTERVIEW: The Horn
March 15, 2013

“Just by being who he was and not giving a crap what anybody thought; I found that so empowering, and I’m sure that was empowering for other people as well. [Divine] was looked at as a hero by people who didn’t care what anyone else thought because he was just himself. Whether you’re gay, straight or whatever, if you feel like you’re on the outside somehow, then Divine is your hero and you have a great role model.” (full article: readthehorn.com)

 

INTERVIEW: Film Pulse Podcast
March 14, 2013

00:13:55-00:36:25 Jeffrey Schwarz- The director of the new film I Am Divine talks to us about the incredible and misunderstood character actor Divine. (full article and podcast link: FilmPulse.net)

 

VIDEO: Director Jeffrey Schwarz interviewed on Austin TV
March 13, 2013

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Click on the image above to watch the full interview on Austins local Fox 7!

 

INTERVIEW: Film Society Lincoln Center

Daily Buzz SXSW Episode 5 – Jeffrey Schwarz stopped by the Daily Buzz studios in Austin’s Stateside Theater to discuss his new documentary I Am Divine. (full article with podcast link: filmlinc.com)

 

INTERVIEW: New York Times Artsbeat
March 10, 2013

Director Jeffrey Schwarz is interviewed by the New York Times! (full article: nytimes.com)

 

Interview – The New Current
March 3, 2013

Our award-winning director is interviewed by the site The New Current about the upcoming European premiere of “I Am Divine” at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. (full article: thenewcurrent)