The Projection Booth Podcast
The Projection Booth Podcast
The Projection Booth
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 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Willem Dafoe, Michael Palin, Tim Rice, John Landis, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. 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
Episode 526: Time Bandits (1981)
We continue Sci-Fi Month with a look at the 1981 film from director Terry Gilliam, Time Bandits.  It’s the story of a band of god’s workers who have stolen a map that allows them to travel through time.  Along the way they meet a young lad named Kevin (Craig Warnock) whose parents ignore him.  He joins the titular Time Bandits on their adventures as they run from god and into the arms of Satan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19
2 hr 2 min
Special Report: Mishna Wolff on Werewolves Within (2021)
On this special episode, Mike talks with writer Mishna Wolff about her feature film debut, Werewolves Within (2021). Based on the Ubisoft video game, it's the story of Finn (Sam Richardson), the new sheriff of a dysfunctional town where not everyone is who they say they are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16
22 min
Special Report: Prano Bailey-Bond on Censor (2021)
On this special episode, Mike talks with writer/director Prano Bailey-Bond about her feature film debut, Censor (2021). It's the story of Enid (Niamh Algar), a censor during the UK's "video nasty" era who's sister has gone missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14
24 min
Bonus Interview: Jim Bloom
Here's more from the interview with Jim Bloom that wasn't included in the Empire Strikes Back episode. Hear Jim discuss his long and storied career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13
1 hr 5 min
Episode 524: The Black Hole (1979)
Sci Fi Month continues on The Projection Booth with a look at Gary Nelson’s 1979 film, The Black Hole.  It’s the story of a group of astronauts who, after an unscheduled course correction, run across the missing ship The Cygnus, which is in stasis just outside of a black hole.   It’s something of a re-telling of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Maximlian Schell playing Captain Nemo by way of Dr. Hans Reinhardt.   El Goro (Talk Without Rhythm) and David Kittredge (The Outcast) join Mike to discuss this uneven film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 9
1 hr 28 min
Special Report: Susan Sandler on Julia Scotti: Funny That Way (2020)
On this special episode, Mike talks with Susan Sandler, the director of Julia Scotti: Funny That Way. It's a look at Julia Scotti, a trans comedian. It's a "warts and all" documentary about Scotti and her journey to where she is today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 7
30 min
Episode 522: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
We're kicking off Sci-Fi Month with a look at the sequel to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back (1980). It's Irvin Kershner's continuation of the Star Wars story and perhaps one of the best sequels ever made. Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema) and Jamie Benning (The Filmumentaries Podcast) join Mike to discuss this beloved film.  Interviews include Associate Producer Jim Bloom, Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, Editor Paul Hirsch, and authors Rebecca Harrison and J. W. Rinzler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 2
4 hr 49 min
Special Report: Two of Us (2019)
On this special episode, Mike talks with Filippo Meneghetti about his 2019 film Two of Us. It's the story of Barbara (Nina Dorn) and Martine (Madeleine Girard), a couple who have kept their relationship secret from Martine's family.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29
22 min
Special Report: Ahead of the Curve (2020)
On this special episode, Mike talks with co-directors Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow along with Franco Stevens about their documentary, Ahead of the Curve. It's the story of how Stevens created the first mainstream lesbian magazine in the United States via her creativity, tenacity, and a string of good luck at the track. Learn more at https://curvemagmovie.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28
40 min
Special Report: Gone in Sixty Seconds (1974)
Released in 1974, Gone in Sixty Seconds was directed, written by, and stars H. B. Halicki as Maindrian Pace. He’s an accident investigator by day… and a car thief by day too. He gets charged with stealing 48 cars for the unscrupulous Mr. Villas. All of the cars are given female nicknames and it’s the car named Eleanor that seems to haunt him as he and his crew get to work filling a very tall order. El Goro (Talk Without Rhythm) and Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast) join Mike to discuss Halicki's movie empire and the 2000 Dominic Sena remake starring Nicholas Cage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28
1 hr 34 min
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