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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!

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 42 - Kevin Smokler & Christopher Boone, Vinyl Nation

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!

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 41 - Melissa Haizlip, Mr. SOUL!

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 40 - Brigitte Amiri, The Fight

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 39 - A2 Tech Film Showcase

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 38 - Our Virtual Movie Palace

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 37 - Nevertheless Film Festival

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 36 - Classic Movie Madness

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:23pm

Nick is joined remotely by Makenzie and Jay to discuss life in quarantine and the Classic Movie Madness bracket challenge being held on social media! 32 classic movies matched against each other to find the find the best of the best. And as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments!

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Behind The Marquee: BTM Bonus - Direct from Sundance with Andrew Cohn

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 8:34am

Nick is joined by Andrew Cohn, director of The Last Shift, at the Michigan Theater to discuss his Ann Arbor roots, his path as a filmmaker, working with Richard Jenkins, and more!

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Behind The Marquee: BTM Bonus - Direct from Sundance with Adam Rehmeier

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 8:37am

Nick is joined by Adam Rehmeier, director of Dinner in America, at the Michigan Theater to discuss filming in Michigan, how his characters were conceived, music and more!