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The Imbibe Cinema podcast invites listeners to tune in for a laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests as we admire a wide variety of films. Each episode examines a film’s screenplay, casting, direction, underlying themes, and more. Watch the subject of discussion, grab yourself a delicious libation, and imbibe some great cinema with us. Presented by Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.

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The Imbibe Cinema podcast invites listeners to tune in for a laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests as we admire a wide variety of films. Each episode examines a film’s screenplay, casting, direction, underlying themes, and more. Watch the subject of discussion, grab yourself a delicious libation, and imbibe some great cinema with us. Presented by Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.

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English

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224-836-4095


Episodes
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Christmas Medley: It's A Wonderful Life, The Holiday, The Ref

12/25/2023
Surprise! The Imbibe Cinema crew has one final bonus episode this season that breaks away from the usual format to discuss a variety of Christmas movies. Enjoy our "Christmas Medley" where we talk about It's A Wonderful Life (1946), The Ref (1994) and The Holiday (2006). In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen the films highlighted in this episode, be sure to watch them before you listen. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:41:45

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Wine Country

12/13/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew closes out season two with Amy Poehler's Wine Country (2019), which features performances by Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the The Fruity White Wine. A group of friends head to the land of oaky Chardonnays and big, bold Cabernet Sauvignons for one member of the squad’s 50th birthday party. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen WINE COUNTRY, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:58

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The Big Sick

12/6/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew dives into another Michael Showalter film this season! The Big Sick (2017) features performances by Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the Coma Shot. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen THE BIG SICK, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:35:58

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Barbie

11/29/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew raves about Greta Gerwig's Barbie (2023), starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblat, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, Issa Rae, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is Frosé. Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, Executive Director Michael Noens, and Filmmaker Liaison Katherine Siegle. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen BARBIE, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:01

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The Report

11/22/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew discusses Scott Z. Burns' The Report (2019), starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is The Senator. The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen THE REPORT, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:52

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Zero Effect

10/18/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew shares their love and appreciation for Jake Kasdan's Zero Effect (1998), starring Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Hugh Ross, Sarah DeVincentis, Matt O'Toole, Michele Mariana, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is The Detective. Daryl Zero is a private investigator and—along with his assistant, Steve Arlo—he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Although Daryl’s a master investigator, he doesn’t know what to do with himself when he’s not working; he has no social skills, writes bad music and drives Steve crazy. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen ZERO EFFECT, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:55:22

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Hello, My Name is Doris

10/4/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew shares their love and appreciation for Michael Showalter's HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (2015), starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Tyne Daly, Isabella Acres, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the Staten Island Ferry. With help from her best friend's granddaughter, the film follows a smitten woman who concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker in her office. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Executive Director Michael Noens. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:49:10

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Away We Go

9/20/2023
The Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style of Sam Mendes' AWAY WE GO (2009), starring John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, Josh Hamilton, and more. A couple expecting their first child travels North America seeking the perfect "Family home." They have misadventures and find fresh connections with relatives and old friends who help them discover home on their own terms for the first time. In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Executive Director Michael Noens, Cinema Centennial Program Director Tricia Legat, and Filmmaker Liaison Katherine Siegle. Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen AWAY WE GO, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:53

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Lucky Number Slevin

10/12/2022
Kicking off the long-awaited second season, the Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style of Paul McGuigan's LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN (2006), starring Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Mykelti Williamson, Corey Stoll, and more. A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. Under constant surveillance by Detective Brikowski (Tucci) and assassin Goodkat (Willis), he must get them before they get him. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). Featuring "Bring Down the Money (Freedom)" by Soldier Story. Remember to imbibe responsibly! If you haven't seen LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, watch the film before you listen to the episode. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:37:08

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Season 2 Trailer

10/11/2022
Cheers, independent film fans! Returning October 12, 2022, tune in to the Imbibe Cinema podcast for a fun, laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests admiring a particular independent film. Hosted by our Operations Director Jonathan C. Legat, each episode will examine a film's screenplay, under-lying themes, cast, direction, cinematography, editing, and more. In our second season, we'll be having an in-depth chat about Paul McGuigan's LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, Amy Poehler's WINE COUNTRY, Sam Mendes's AWAY WE GO, and many others. Watch the subject of discussion, grab yourself a libation and imbibe some great cinema with us. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and listen at podcast.imbibecinema.com or your favorite podcast provider beginning Wednesday, October 12. New episodes will be released every other week. To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:00:48

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The Dead Don't Die

10/30/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style for Jim Jarmusch's THE DEAD DON'T DIE, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, RZA, Rosie Perez, Carol Kane, and Selena Gomez. The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch ADDITIONAL MUSIC: "Dank Halloween" by Shane Ivers To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:44

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Booksmart

10/9/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the story, screenplay, direction, characters, and casting for Olivia Wilde's feature-length directorial debut BOOKSMART, starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:50

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Locke

9/25/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the casting, performances, editing, cinematography, and themes behind the 2013 Steven Knight drama LOCKE, starring Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, and Tom Holland. The film tells the story of a dedicated family man and successful construction manager who receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:24

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Hearts Beat Loud

9/11/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the story, direction, casting, direction, and music behind the 2018 Brett Haley comedy/drama HEARTS BEAT LOUD, starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Ted Danson. The film tells the story of a father and daughter who form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:48:53

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Ophelia

8/28/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the casting, direction, symbolism, and interpretation of the 2019 IFC drama OPHELIA, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Clive Owen. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:01

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Always Be My Maybe

8/28/2019
Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the script, editing, casting, and symbolism behind the 2019 Netflix romantic comedy ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial). MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch To begin your Imbibe Cinema streaming membership, visit imbibecinema.com. Support the Show.

Duration:00:51:56

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Imbibe Cinema (Trailer)

8/12/2019
Cheers, independent film fans! Tune in beginning August 28, 2019 for a fun, laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests admiring a particular independent film. Hosted by our Festival Operations Director Jonathan C. Legat, each episode will examine a film's screenplay, under-lying themes, cast, direction, cinematography, editing, and more. In our first season, we'll be having an in-depth chat about Claire McCarthy's OPHELIA, Steven Knight's LOCKE, Brett Haley's HEARTS BEAT...

Duration:00:01:52