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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com
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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

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Episodes

Music Mix: Rosemary's Baby

10/22/2019
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A music mix to go along with our Rosemary's Baby episode. For the full playlist see soundcloud.com/projectionbooth/rosemarys-music-mix

Duration:01:17:44

Episode 437: Wolfen (1981)

10/16/2019
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#Shocktober2019 continues with a look at the 1981 movie from director Michael Wadleigh, Wolfen. Based loosely on the 1978 book by Whitley Streiber, the film stars Albert Finney as Dewey Wilson, a world weary New York City cop who is assigned the macabre murder of real estate mogul Peter Vanderveer. Initially thought to be a terrorist plot, Wilson is assigned a psychologist, Neff (Diane Venora), to aid in his pursuit. They soon learn that they’re facing something much more sinister… and much...

Duration:03:25:12

Special Report: Candice (2019)

10/15/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with filmmaker Sheona McDonald about her work including her latest documentary, Candice, all about the life of feminist, actress, filmmaker, and activist Candida Royalle (nee Candice Marion Vadala). Learn more at candicemovie.com

Duration:00:30:55

Special Report: Always in Season (2019)

10/12/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to filmmaker Jacqueline Olive about her documentary Always in Season (2019) which tells the stories of Lennon Lacy, a young man found hanging near his home in 2014, as well as historic cases of lynchings from America's not-so-distant past.

Duration:00:40:24

Episode 436: Fade to Black (1980)

10/9/2019
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#Shocktober2019 continues with a look at the 1980 film from director Vernon Zimmerman, Fade to Black. The film stars Dennis Christopher as Eric Binford, a youth who spends too much of his time watching and obsessing about movies. Unfortunately, Eric’s a little mentally unstable thanks in part to his family which consists of his harridan Aunt Stella. Heather Drain and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss the film. Interviews include stars Dennis Christopher and Tim Thomerson, composer Craig...

Duration:04:13:45

Special Report: Die Laughing (1980)

10/4/2019
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On this special episode, Maurice Bursztynski and David Kettridge join Mike to discuss the 1980 film Die Laughing. It stars Robbie Benson as Pinsky -- a cab driver by day and folk singer/songwriter by night who gets involved in a web of international intrigue when a secret-bearing monkey comes into his life. Director Jeff Werner and co-star Carel Struycken share their experiences working on the film.

Duration:02:44:07

Special Report: James D. Stern

10/2/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to filmmaker James D. Stern about his work as a producer and director on Broadway, television, and at the movies. Stern has produced works as diverse as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Self/Less, Snowden, Murder Mystery, American Chaos, and Looper.

Duration:00:28:04

Episode 435: World War Z (2013)

10/2/2019
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Dahlia Schweitzer and Patrick Bromley join Mike to kick off Shocktober 2019 with a look at World War Z. It's not necessarily based on Max Brooks’s book of the same name though he gets a credit at the beginning. It’s a zombie apocalypse film starring Brad Pitt that takes Pitt around the world looking for the cause of and cure for a zombie plague. Special guest Dr. Sarah Juliet Lauro, author of The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death, discusses zombies in a global...

Duration:01:37:47

Special Report: Loves of a Blonde

9/30/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Kevin Heffernan and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss Milos Forman's Loves of a Blonde. A mix of professional and non-professional actors, the film tells the tale of Andula (Hana Brejchova), one of hundreds of women that work in a factory who is introduced to an "eligible male" via a government-sponsored dance. The track was originally produced for Second Run as the audio commentary for their A Blonde in Love blu-ray release.

Duration:01:29:29

Special Report: Moseby Confidential

9/27/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with author Matthew Asprey Gear about his latest work Moseby Confidential: Arthur Penn’s Night Moves and the Rise of Neo-Noir. Gear examines how Penn's film worked among the neo-noirs of the '70s as well as how screenwriter Alan Sharp injected a lot of his biography into the work.

Duration:00:43:06

Episode 434: Shop on Main Street (1965)

9/25/2019
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We conclude Czechtember 2019 with a look at Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos’s The Shop on Main Street. Also known as the Shop on High Street, the film was released in 1965 and written by Ladislav Grosman, based on his own story and book. The film tells the tale of Tono, a carpenter who has been refused from working on his little town’s major building project. Instead, he’s assigned to be the Aryan face of a Jewish shop run currently by Mrs. Lautman, a nearly deaf and partially blind widow.

Duration:01:48:21

Special Report: 3 Days with Dad (2019)

9/23/2019
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On this special report, Mike talks to actress Lesley Ann Warren and writer/director/producer/actor Larry Clarke about the new film 3 Days with Dad.

Duration:00:56:11

Special Report: Yannick Bisson on Hellmington

9/19/2019
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Known chiefly for the role he's played for over a decade, the Victorian Toronto detective Murdoch, Yannick Billson speaks to Mike about his role in the popular TV show as well as some of his other work including the 2018 horror film Hellington and 2019's A Perfect Plan.

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 433: The Joke (1969)

9/18/2019
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Czechtember 2019 continues with a look at Jaromil Jires’s The Joke. Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, the film was adapted by Jires and Milan Kundera, the author of the book of the same name. It tells the tale of Ludvik who was ousted from the Communist party after the youthful indiscretion of making a joke. He spends the rest of his life feeling the effects of this including hatching a plan for revenge on the university student who ousted him that takes 15 years to fulfill.

Duration:01:13:34

Special Report: D. Harlan Wilson on J.G. Ballard

9/17/2019
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As part of the University of Illinois's Masters of Modern Science Fiction series, D. Harlan Wilson has written a literary biography of J.G. Ballard examining the themes and progression of Ballard's fiction and (fictional) biographical work.

Duration:01:01:34

Special Report: Ego Fest 8

9/15/2019
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It's time for Ego Fest 8 in which Mike answers your burning questions, get some advice and then promptly ignores it, and gives thanks to the Projection Booth's Patreon donors.

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 432: The Ear (1970)

9/11/2019
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Banned before it was even released, Karel Kachyňa’s The Ear is a study in paranoia. When Anna and Ludvic return home from a party they find that their front gate is unlocked and their home is open. Someone's been there but they don't know who or why and they spend the rest of the night trying to figure out if they will be part of the recent purge within The Party.

Duration:01:49:26

Special Report: Jeffrey Combs in Nevermore

9/9/2019
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Jeffrey Combs about his one man play Nevermore, an evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Mr. Combs will be performing the play at the Sleepy Hollow Film Festival on Saturday October 12 2019. Find out more at sleepyhollowfilmfest.com

Duration:00:34:46

Special Report: More American Graffiti (1979)

9/8/2019
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Released in 1979, Bill Norton’s More American Graffiti reunites most of the original cast of George Lucas’s 1973 film save for Richard Dreyfus. Rather than looking at a single night, the film spans four New Years Eves across the lives of five main characters.

Duration:02:21:26

Episode 431: End of August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)

9/4/2019
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We’re kicking off Czechtember 2019 with a look at Jan Schmidt’s End of August at the Ozone Hotel. Released in 1967 the film is another in a collaboration between Schmidt and screenwriter Pavel Juracek who we discussed on our Case for a Rookie Hangman episode. Juracek wrote the screenplay which has a group of women trying to survive in the post nuclear apocalypse. The film moves at a slow but determined pace and should not be viewed if you’re sensitive to animal cruelty.

Duration:00:54:31