Tue, 04/06/2021 - 8:35am
Inspired by the virtual release of 'Her Name is Chef', Sarah Escalante, Director of Programming & Communications, has a virtual conversation and Q&A with local chefs: Abby Olitzky from Spencer, Allie Lyttle from Lala's, Ji Hye Kim from Miss Kim, and Eve Aronoff from Frita Batidos.
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 8:41am
Sarah Escalante has a conversation with the filmmakers behind the documentary '17 Blocks': Director Davy Rothbart, born and raised in Ann Arbor, the subjects/filmmakers Cheryl and Smurf Sanford, and with music supervisor Mike DiBella.
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 3:19pm
Nick speaks with Mitchell Kezin, director of the film Jingle Bell Rocks!, about his “obsession” with collecting obscure Christmas records, the digital age of music, modern Christmas music, his projects since releasing the documentary in 2014 and a whole lot more.
Behind The Marquee: Episode 43 - Haroula Rose, Bonnie Jo Campbell, and David Macias of Once Upon a River
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 3:16pm
Nick speaks with writer/director Haroula Rose, author Bonnie Jo Campbell, and producer David Macias of Once Upon a River. The Q&A includes discussion points about how Bonnie’s book was adapted and the relationship between the author and screenwriter, casting and location decisions, Annie Oakely, the fictional Stark River and more!
Fri, 09/04/2020 - 12:00pm
Nick speaks with Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone, directors of the documentary Vinyl Nation, about the resurgence of vinyl over the past decade, filming across the country, their personal connections with records, and more!
Fri, 08/28/2020 - 1:03pm
Nick speaks with Melissa Haizlip, director of Mr. SOUL!, about her uncle Ellis’ television program Soul!, the legacy of Ellis Haizlip, the state of television today, and the 10 year journey that was taken to make this film.
Sat, 08/22/2020 - 7:47am
Nick hosts a virtual Q&A with Brigitte Amiri, deputy director at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, an Ann Arbor native, and on-screen subject of the ‘The Fight’. Brigitte discusses the trust she had with the filmmakers while making the documentary, how she guards herself from outside criticism, and what she finds most rewarding about the job.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 8:46am
Nick has a virtual discussion with Rik Cordero and Hafsah Mijinyawa from the A2 Tech Film Showcase to discuss the history and inspiration of their showcase, this year’s curation, silver linings of going virtual, and what the films mean for our times.
Mon, 07/27/2020 - 1:53pm
It’s been 4 months since the Michigan & State Theatre debuted the Virtual Movie Palace, so Nick Alderink is joined by Sarah Escalante, Fionn Pooler and Jared Van Eck to discuss some of their favorite films now playing virtually, as well as what they’ve learned over the past four months, some of their favorite moments so far, where they see it all heading, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:16pm
Nick is joined by Meredith Finch, Festival Director and Founder, and Alana Davis, Director of Artist Relations, of the Nevertheless Film Festival being held virtually July 9-12! Discussion includes the silver linings of holding a virtual film festival, some exciting things that must be held for next year, and a few of their personal favorites from this year’s film selection.