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Behind The Marquee: Episode 19 - "Mirai & Upcoming Holiday Movies"

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:35am

Nick, Nadeem, and Jean-Marie welcome Jonathan to discuss Mamoru Hosoda's new film Mirai, discuss upcoming features like Mary Poppins Returns, delve into holiday classics like Rare Exports, Gremlins, Elf, and It's a Wonderful Life, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #5 - Into Thin Air

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:44pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Al Sjoerdsma looks at "Into Thin Air," a story with roots in "The Lady Vanishes," Alexander Woolcott, Ernest Hemingway, Marie Belloc Lowndes, old-time radio shows, and the Detroit Free Press of the 1890s. Al also looks at the episode's star, Pat Hitchcock, Sir Alfred's daughter.

Diana and her mother check in at the hotel in Paris.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for December 2018: Martin Bandyke interviews Christopher Bonanos, author of Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:47am

Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself “Weegee,” claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied.

From self-taught immigrant kid to newshound to art-world darling to latter-day caricature―moving from the dangerous streets of New York City to the celebrity culture of Los Angeles and then to Europe for a quixotic late phase of experimental photography and filmmaking―Weegee lived a life just as worthy of documentation as the scenes he captured. With Flash, we have an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made.

Martin’s interview with Christopher Bonanos was recorded on July 17, 2018.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 18 - "Coming Soon in December"

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:05am

Nick and Nadeem discuss the new films opening in December at the Michigan and State Theatre, and as always, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Fellow Youths: Radiodead

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 1:47pm

The gang takes on Night School Studio's supernatural mystery video game, Oxenfree! It's time to make some choices (ugh), fight some ghosts, puzzle over archaic technology like radios and tape players, and ask the unanswerable: who put this chair out here? 

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for November 2018: Martin Bandyke interviews Jorma Kaukonen, author of Been So Long: My Life and Music.

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 1:47pm

 

From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius―and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.

“Music is the reward for being alive,” writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. “It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched.” In a career that has already spanned a half century―one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors―Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #4 - Don't Come Back Alive

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:23am

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Al Sjoerdsma looks at the first of thirty episodes scripted by Robert C. Dennis and finds something in common between Irene Dunne, Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day.

At the library, Frank tells Mildred she should move to San Francisco.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 17 - "Bergman Breakdown"

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:17am

Nick, Sarah, and Jean-Marie discuss the upcoming Ingmar Bergman Film Series coming up at the State in celebration of his 100th birthday, including his common themes, a little bit of history, our personal favorites and more! Plus, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week. 

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 16 - "Behind The Scenes"

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:11pm

Nick, Nadeem, and Sarah are joined by Michigan Theater member and podcast listener Chris Steffen to answer questions about what goes on behind the scenes, including how we plan and book our films, how we strategize our programming, our surprise successes and disappointments, and more! Plus, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Behind The Marquee: Bonus - Top Five Favorite Horror Films

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:50am

Cut from Episode 15, Nick, Nadeem, and Tyler discuss their favorite horror films.