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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

Interview with Josh Clark of STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW on THE END OF THE WORLD

12/1/2018
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Today my guest on the podcast is Josh Clark. You probably know him from Stuff You Should Know, but I had him on the show to discuss his latest project, The End of the World. On this new show, Josh will discuss the existential risks humankind faces and assess how they may be coming in the form of the technology we’re beginning to develop today. He will be joined by a number of experts across the podcast’s ten episodes, from astrobiologists to philosophers to economists and transhumanists. You...

Duration:00:30:33

Interview w/ Chris Mul Director of Astral

11/22/2018
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ASTRAL is the feature-length film debut of director Chris Mul. The film is about a detached university student who faces the consequences of astral projection when he uses it to reconnect with his dead mother. The film will be available on VOD and in theatres on Friday, November 23rd.

Duration:00:37:29

Interview w/ Michael Doneger on BRAMPTON'S OWN

10/27/2018
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A struggling minor league baseball player retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most - the girl that got away. Today my guest on the show is Michael Doneger he is the writer/director behind BRAMPTON'S OWN which is currently available on VOD.

Duration:00:36:17

Interview w/ Josef Lorenzo and Maribel Lopez on AMERICA FROM SCRATCH

10/18/2018
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What if we made "America From Scratch" today rather than 250 years ago? Would 12-year-olds be allowed to vote? What if there were no states? Host Toussaint Morrison joins the PBS Digital Studios family to ask these big questions and celebrate the incredible opportunities represented by our ongoing American experiment. Produced by Rewire as part of the Twin Cities PBS "In It Together" initiative. Today my guests are Josef Lorenzo and Maribel Lopez. I had them on to discuss their PBS Digital...

Duration:00:23:48

Interview w/ Stephen Tobolowsky on GROUNDHOG DAY, THE LOUD HOUSE, and STRANGE NATURE

10/18/2018
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With nearly 300 credits to his name Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the most prolific actors working in television, film, and stage. He's appeared on a diverse range of shows including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Heroes, Californication, and Glee. I had Stephen on the show today to discuss his latest film STRANGE NATURE, as well as his iconic role as Ned in GROUNDHOG DAY.

Duration:01:02:44

Interview w/ Roger Bart on GHOST LIGHT

10/7/2018
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Roger Bart is an actor, known for The Producers, American Gangster, and Desperate Housewives. Today I had him on the show to talk about his work on the film GHOST LIGHT. The film is a dark comedy about a disgruntled summer-stock actor who contemptuously disregards the superstition surrounding Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth. By doing so he unleashes the curse of The Scottish Play and wreaks havoc on the company.

Duration:00:19:30

Interview with N.O.N. Director Zebulon Zang

9/29/2018
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Heartbroken and flat broke, Greg struggles to reenter the workforce and suffers a series of seriocomic indignities, including sitting through a motivational speaking session in a gymnasium and single-handedly crewing an experimental film. As Greg's excursions take him through Vancouver's suburbs, office spaces, woodlands, bookshops, basement suites and galleries, his existential dread steeps. In turn, director/multi-disciplinary artist Zebulon Zang reveals himself to be a keen observer of...

Duration:00:32:31

Interview w/ Michael Tully Director of DON'T LEAVE HOME

9/14/2018
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Directed and written by Michael Tully, DON'T LEAVE HOME follows an American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend that leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. Think of David Lynch directing a Hammer horror film from the late 60's and you'll get an idea of what Mr. Tully has done with DON'T LEAVE HOME. DON'T LEAVE HOME is in theatres and on VOD today.

Duration:00:30:39

Interview w/ Leon Lee Director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA

9/9/2018
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When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China. Today my guest on the show is the director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA Leon Lee. I had Leon on the show to discuss his film, what we can do westerners to do to avoid supporting sweatshop labor, and when we can expect him to make a romantic comedy. To get more...

Duration:00:22:42

Interview w/ Jason Michael of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION

9/5/2018
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Atlantic Screen Connection is an online film discussion podcast co-hosted by Jason Michael (filmmaker and essayist) and Lee Brady (screenwriter). Today I had Jason on the podcast to discuss the impact social media is having on our lives personally and how it is affecting the film industry we spend so much time yammering on about.

Duration:01:04:58

Interview w/ Steve Austin Subject of the Documentary Film THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF

9/1/2018
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THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF follows the turbulent musical journey of Today is the Day enigmatic legendary frontman and founder, SteveAustin. Ride along as Austin's first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. Today my guest on the podcast is Steve Austin, I had him on to talk about THE MAN WHO...

Duration:00:45:20

Interview w/ Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington on the 24 Hour Musical and Brooklyn Moving Company

8/25/2018
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An evening of magic and theater written in under 24 Hours. The night before the show, one lucky audience member will be selected to have their life story written for the big stage. Meaning this musical could be written about you. Today I had 2018 New York Television Festival Best Actor in a Comedy winners Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington to discuss 24 Hour Musical as well as their award-winning tv pilot for Brooklyn Moving Company. For more information about the 24 Hour Musical at the...

Duration:00:27:07

Jenn Wexler THE RANGER

8/13/2018
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After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea's old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger who holds a secret from Chelsea's past. Today my guest is Jenn Wexler, the writer, and director behind THE RANGER. A film that offers a modern take on survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes—with...

Duration:00:32:23

Kevin Gootee COMICS WATCHING COMICS

8/8/2018
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If you’re a fan of standup comedy, Comics Watching Comics is a must watch. A contest show that takes intermediate standup comedians who are competing to win a spot on a showcase at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. These comedians will be judged by other tenured comics; serving as panelists and judges, offering jokes and advice. My guest today is the creator and star of COMICS WATCHING COMICS, Kevin Gootee.

Duration:00:31:38

PLEDGE Fantasia 2018 Cast and Crew Interview

8/2/2018
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Today I’m joined by the cast and crew behind one of the most exciting films to come out of this year’s FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL, Pledge. The film is about a group of college freshmen who pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there's more at stake than they could have ever imagined. The film is currently playing festivals and should have a distribution deal to announce soon. To keep up with the latest information on PLEDGE go to stagpictures.com. This is my attempt at a conversation...

Duration:00:42:22

Queer and Southern God - Director Melisse Tokic

7/20/2018
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The film is Queer and Southern God - its a thought-provoking short film that follows the story of a transgender sexual assault victim, Hank, set in rural Tennessee. Written and directed by filmmaker/therapist/activist, Melisse Tokic, the coming of age tale explores the importance of various spiritual paths, addiction, hope after violence, microaggressions and universal truths painted by a cast of colorful characters who show Hank another way of looking at the world and God.

Duration:00:24:38

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