Archive for January 2017

by Adam Schartoff
January 28th, 2017

The writer Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, My Feelings) is the sole guest on this episode. In addition to talking about his life, his experiences after the movie adaptation of his memoir, and his marriage to the actress Lili Taylor (Episode 199), Nick reads  some passages by William Blake, a poet who [...]

by Adam Schartoff
January 20th, 2017

[8 mins. 15 secs.] Jessie Auritt calls in to the show to discuss her new documentary, Supergirl, about a 9-year old Orthodox Jewish powerlifter, which is having two screenings at Slamdance, one on Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 AM & a second on Tuesday, January 24th, 9:30 pm. Check the Slamdance website for tickets and more details.

Just after that [20 mins. 15 secs.] Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Past, A Separation) stops by to discuss his latest film called The Salesman. The film, which is being distributed by Amazon Studios & the Cohen Media Group, and will have its theatrical engagement in New York City and Los Angeles beginning Friday, January 27th, then will roll out to more cities in the coming weeks. The film is about an Iranian couple who must contend with a violent disruption in their lives. The film is also Iran’s official Oscar entry in the foreign language category.

Last up, [46 mins. 20 secs.] Michael Rossato-Bennett (Alive Inside) returns to the podcast with a plea for help with his Kickstarter campaign. Michael’s new project is called Brian’s Songs and is about his best friend who secretly wrote 300 songs just before being struck by ALS. Since Brian’s physical self is fading, his best friends have come to together to make an album of his hidden songs and document the process.

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by Adam Schartoff
January 13th, 2017

[5 mins.] The Little Cinema is an immersive film series founded by audio visual artist CHNNLS aka Jay Rinsky —my first guest— with the support and partnership of House of Yes. The series is dedicated to using cinema as raw creative material to incorporate and blend live performance into it in new creative ways. For the premiere of Little Cinema’s 2nd year, they will be reprising the first event they last year: the David Bowie movie Labrynth. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 17th. Tickets are available.

[29 mins. 14 secs.] Actress Jen Ponton appears in the new movie Love on the Run directed by Ash Christian. The film is currently available for streaming on various platforms including iTunes. Jen talks about taking a deliberate direction with her acting career and much more.

Last up is filmmaker Raafi Rivero who recently directed a film called 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? which is currently in the film festival circuit and was produced, in part, by our friends at Reel Works.

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by Adam Schartoff
January 4th, 2017

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) is the guest on the first episode of the new year. The film has been short listed for an Oscar in the documentary category. It’s currently screening in NYC at the IFC Center. Tickets are currently available.

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by Noah Koch
January 3rd, 2017

With 2016 behind us we wanted to share some of the highlights from our past season with you.

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