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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.
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Tucson, AZ

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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

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English


Episodes

Barlow Jacobs - SHOTGUN STORIES, THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, THE MASTER

6/20/2018
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Actor Barlow Jacobs is best known for his work on A GHOST STORY, THE MASTER, and SHOTGUN STORIES. I had him on the podcast to discuss those films as well as his upcoming film THE OLD MAN & THE GUN, a film that marks his third collaboration with director David Lowery.

Duration:00:45:06

BORN GUILTY Director and Writer Max Heller

5/23/2018
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BORN GUILTY is the story of a lonely and frazzled New York social worker (Rosanna Arquette) who can’t resist the urge to intervene in her son Marty’s life. Meanwhile, Marty (Jay Devore) is trying to be creative in his advertising career and manage a romantic relationship at the same time, on top of constantly talking his mother off the ledge. When Marty’s free- spirited Aussie pal Rawl (David Coussins) shows up, Marty hires Rawl to see Judy and “restore her to health” — any way it takes....

Duration:00:35:52

LOST IN AMERICA Director Rotimi Rainwater and Producer Mike C. Manning

5/16/2018
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LOST IN AMERICA is a feature documentary on the issue of youth homelessness in America, following the director Rotimi Rainwater, a former homeless youth, as he travels the country to shine a light on the epidemic of youth homelessness in America- highlighting issues like: human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians and other public figures are doing (or not...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 58: Yeardley Smith on ALL SQUARE

3/9/2018
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In ALL SQUARE John (Michael Kelly) is a small town bookie having a hard time collecting on outstanding debts. After a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her 12-year old son, Brian, and develops a plan to recoup the money owed to him by taking bets on Brian’s Youth League Baseball games. The film also stars Josh Lucas, Tom Everett Scott, and Yeardley Smith. I had Yeardley on the show to discuss her work on ALL SQUARE as both a producer and star,...

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 57 - HOLY AIR Director and Star Shady Srour

2/12/2018
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Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And what’s better to sell in the...

Duration:00:28:18

Jameson Brooks Interview Writer / Director of BOMB CITY

2/6/2018
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Jameson Brooks is a writer, director, and editor originally from Amarillo, Texas and a former BMX and skateboard enthusiast. I had Jameson on the show to discuss his feature debut BOMB CITY. The film is a crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. The film is based on a true story and opens in...

Duration:00:30:34

Jennifer Allcott writer and star of KATE CAN'T SWIM

2/5/2018
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Today my guest on the show is the co-writer and star of KATE CAN'T SWIM Jennifer Allcott. Kate is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer—but deeply dissatisfied. When Kate’s best friend Em returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow, Kate and her boyfriend Pete spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em’s new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise. Confronting new...

Duration:00:27:28

Gordon McAlpin Writer/Director of MULTIPLEX 10

2/3/2018
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MULTIPLEX 10 centers around the lives of the movie-loving and customer-weary staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas. Kurt is an usher, pining for that special someone to share his love of horror movies. The newest hire, Jason, is a film snob who just needs a freakin’ job. Despite their differences, the two come to realize they have a little common ground in their shared—but very different—love of cinema. Today my guest is Gordon McAlpin, the co-writer and director of Multiplex 10. A short film...

Duration:00:29:47

PLEASE STAND BY Writer Michael Golamco

1/25/2018
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Michael Golamco is a screenwriter best known for his work on GRIMM and the upcoming Randall Park film THE ACHIEVERS. Today I had the chance to chat with Michael about his work on the film PLEASE STAND BY that stars Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, and Patton Oswalt. PLEASE STAND BY tells the story of Wendy, a young autistic woman who runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition. The film will be in theatres and on demand Friday,...

Duration:00:20:44

Chris Parrish on THRILL RIDE, KING OF QUEENS, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

1/23/2018
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Mason Parrish once asked his father, writer/director Chris Parrish, if they could make movies together when he grows up. Chris said, "Of course." Making Thrill Ride, the award-winning family-adventure movie from Mason's Movies and distributed by Gravitas Ventures, is Chris' way of keeping that promise. The film is available on DVD, streaming, and video-on-demand via Amazon, iTunes, Target.com and pay-per-view. Thrill Ride is a Mason's Movies Production, named after writer-director Chris...

Duration:00:57:14

Isabel Oliver Marcus on THIS IS US

1/20/2018
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Isabel Oliver Marcus was the “redheaded mystery girl” in the Season 2 opener of THIS IS US and as such received a lot of attention for her character and the mystery connection to Jack’s death. The music on today's episode is from a synth-based musician who goes by the name Simon Psychosis, you can find more of his work at https://simonpsychosis.bandcamp.com. Editorial Note: The first couple minutes of the audio from my interview with Isabel were corrupted so the conversation starts...

Duration:00:22:12

Paul Cameron on THE COMMUTER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, MAN ON FIRE, and COLLATERAL

1/18/2018
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Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade. He is best known for his work on Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Man on Fire, Collateral, Gone in 60 Seconds, Total Recall, and The Last Supper. He also shot the pilot of the critically acclaimed HBO’s series Westworld. I had Paul on the show to discuss his latest film The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson that's playing in theatres now.

Duration:00:36:38

AMERICAN JEDI director Laurent Malaquais

1/6/2018
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AMERICAN JEDI is a documentary film about three candidates for knighthood who must face a reckoning with the darkest issues from their past in order to be accepted into a real-life Jedi community. This film is an empathetic look at people who have found a sense of spirituality and purpose in one of the largest film franchises of all time. Today my guest is the director of American Jedi. Laurent Malaquais. AMERICAN JEDI is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and all the major VOD outlets.

Duration:00:24:43

FROM THE GROUND UP director Santino Panico

1/1/2018
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Former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within--this time, as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and far-reaching impacts of food choices. Today my guest on the podcast is the director of FROM THE GROUND UP Santino Panico The film is currently available for pre order on iTunes http://apple.co/2BKioaY And will be released on Jan...

Duration:00:30:58

Sadie Katz - THE BILL MURRAY EXPERIENCE

12/16/2017
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After ending her engagement and finding herself at a loss for inspiration Katz, finds herself up late at night searching the internet. In her loneliness, she keeps clicking on stories of others having magical chance encounters with her favorite actor and life guru Bill Murray. Katz shares with the audience that she finds herself at a loss as to why she needs to meet Bill Murray but, that's part of the intrigue and pleasure of knowing that secretly we all wish we had a little Murray Magic...

Duration:00:28:01

Mark Gill writer/director of ENGLAND IS MINE

12/9/2017
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Gill graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 2007, and soon after he met his collaborator Baldwin Li. Gill has won numerous awards including a Royal Television Society Award. In 2014 Gill and fellow producer Baldwin Li were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for their film The Voorman Problem, as well as receiving a BAFTA nomination in 2013. Today I had the chance to chat with Mark about his feature-length debut that he wrote and directed, England Is...

Duration:00:30:57

Kelly Lynch - KEPLER'S DREAM, MAGIC CITY, DRUGSTORE COWBOY, and MR. MERCEDES

11/28/2017
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An 11 year old girl searches for a missing rare book from her grandmother's (Holland Taylor) library and tries to understand why her family is fractured the way it is during a memorable summer at an isolated New Mexico adobe. While her mother (Kelly Lynch), like astronaut Michael Collins, goes to the dark side of the moon for a leukemia treatment, Ella must journey on her own to the strange moon of her grandmother's world. Ella's father, (Sean Patrick Flanery) orbits his daughter, as Ella...

Duration:01:00:02

Paige Goldberg Tolmach - WHAT HAUNTS US

11/11/2017
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With the daily breaking news about mogul Harvey Weinstein and the growing charges of sexual harassment that has now permeated his life and the nation as a whole, this film is even more important. WHAT HAUNTS US tells the real story behind a town whose silence lead to the suicides of a disturbing number of victims. This film is a cautionary tale for parents and their children and a horrifying example of what happens when one stays quiet about sexual abuse/molestation. WHAT HAUNTS US tells...

Duration:00:34:21

Steve Holleran - FIRE CHASERS

11/7/2017
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This docuseries takes viewers into the heart of devastating wildfires in California. Due to factors that include climate change and altered vegetation patterns, the number of infernos that erupt during fire season are on the rise, leading to lives being lost and millions of dollars worth of damage being done. "Fire Chasers" follows members of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department as they battle the blazes that threaten wildlife, natural terrain and potentially thousands of...

Duration:00:44:51

Sam Pollard - MAYNARD

11/7/2017
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He was Obama before Obama, Maynard Holbrook Jackson became the first black Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia in 1973 and this film is an exploration into a man who had dreams and ambitions to be a public servant for his people seeing that it was the next logical step in the journey that had been started by Dr. King, and so many others who had blazed the trail during the years of horrific segregation. Maynard interviews include President Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Vernon Jordan, Ambassador Andrew...

Duration:00:19:06