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.
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!
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!
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!
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 1:00pm
Nick is joined by Ashkan Kazemi of the Iranian Graduate Student Association at the University of Michigan to discuss the upcoming Abbas Kiarostami retrospective beginning in March at the Michigan Theater. They discuss the impact of Kiarostami on each other's lives, the role of the artist in Iran, Iranian humor, and more. And as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:47pm
Nick is joined by Michigan Theater house organist David Hufford to discuss his work to restore the historic Barton Organ, what makes it unique, a bit of its history, and what it’s like to accompany a silent film or sing-along.