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Behind The Marquee: Episode 53 - Alfred Hitchcock with Al Sjoerdsma

Sun, 09/12/2021 - 1:54pm

Nick has a conversation about all things Hitchcock with Al Sjoerdsma, host of Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents from the Ann Arbor District Library. They discuss the research that goes into Al's show, some of his favorite episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the legacy of Hitchcock and the problematic points of his work, and a whole lot more. Plus, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 52 - Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound - Filmmaker Q and A

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 3:41pm

Nick has a conversation with Midge Costin, Bobette Buster and Karen Johnson, the team behind the documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound'. The three discuss their intentions to make a documentary that highlights women in the industry, their decade-long journey in making the film, anecdotes involving Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand, and so much more. 

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 51 - BTM Replay: Direct from Sundance 2020

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:10am

Nick flashes back to February 2020, to our Direct from Sundance screenings of 'The Last Shift' and 'Dinner in America' where he spoke with directors Andrew Cohn and Adam Rehmeier. Andrew and Adam talk about their time growing up in metro Detroit, how their individual experiences shaped their films, and so much more! New episode next week!

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 50 - Sundance Favorites 2021

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 9:34am

Nick and Makenzie discuss a couple of their favorite films from the 2021 Virtual Sundance Film Festival, covering 'Playing with Sharks', 'Together Together', 'Mass', 'Wild Indian', and 'Summer of Soul'. And as always, they conclude with the Movie Magic Moments of the Week!

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 49 - Joe Gantz, 'The Race to Save the World'

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 11:28am

Nick has a conversation with Joe Gantz, Emmy winning filmmaker for 'Taxi Cab Confessions' and director of 'The Race to Save the World', a new documentary playing in virtual cinemas about Climate Change activists. They talk about his life as an activist, his philosophies as a filmmaker, the protests that went into the making of his film, and more!

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 48 - Bruce Campbell

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 8:28am

Nick has a conversation with actor, producer, writer, director, and cult legend: Bruce Campbell. They discuss his early cinema experiences in Michigan, a bit about what informed his performances as Ash Williams, why he feels the character is still relevant today and a whole lot more.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 47 - A Virtual Year

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 8:16am

Nick is joined by Sarah, Jared, and Ben for a discussion about the last year in programming, how the Virtual Cinema will continue as cinemas reopen, what they're looking forward to this Summer, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the week. 

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 46 - A Virtual Conversation with Ann Arbor Chefs

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 45 - Filmmakers of 17 Blocks

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.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 44 - Mitchell Kezin of ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’

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.