20 episodes

The award-winning podcast from the curated streaming service MUBI. In season 2 titled "Only in Theaters," host Rico Gagliano travels the globe to tell the stories of movie theaters that made history — from the Parisian cinema that launched revolutions both on screen and in the streets...to the humble midwest theater that turned a flop called HAROLD AND MAUDE into a cult phenomenon. Tune in weekly for deep dives into cinemas great and small. And sometimes both. Season one titled "Lost In Translation" was an international critical hit. The show earned a Webby nomination for "Best TV or Film Podcast Episode," was named "Best Arts Podcast" by the Los Angeles Press Club, and received a nomination for "Best New Podcast" by the British Podcast Awards.

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The award-winning podcast from the curated streaming service MUBI. In season 2 titled "Only in Theaters," host Rico Gagliano travels the globe to tell the stories of movie theaters that made history — from the Parisian cinema that launched revolutions both on screen and in the streets...to the humble midwest theater that turned a flop called HAROLD AND MAUDE into a cult phenomenon. Tune in weekly for deep dives into cinemas great and small. And sometimes both. Season one titled "Lost In Translation" was an international critical hit. The show earned a Webby nomination for "Best TV or Film Podcast Episode," was named "Best Arts Podcast" by the Los Angeles Press Club, and received a nomination for "Best New Podcast" by the British Podcast Awards.

    With TÁR, Todd Field makes a power play

    With TÁR, Todd Field makes a power play

    The multiple-Oscar-nominated psychodrama TÁR is the story of a compulsive, privileged leader who abuses her power. In this special episode of the MUBI Podcast, writer/director Todd Field tells host Rico Gagliano why he set that story in a concert hall instead of the halls of politics.

    Also up for discussion: Cate Blanchett’s small miracles, why Field prefers marathons to sprints, and his mentor Stanley Kubrick’s biggest fear.

    TÁR is now showing in theaters in many countries and is available to stream on Peacock in the United States.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 21 min
    In AFTERSUN, Charlotte Wells lets Queen and Bowie tell the story

    In AFTERSUN, Charlotte Wells lets Queen and Bowie tell the story

    Charlotte Wells's wildly acclaimed feature-length debut AFTERSUN follows a father and daughter on a vacation where much is implied but little is said...unless you listen close to the soundtrack.

    In this special bonus episode, Wells tells host Rico Gagliano about the '80s and '90s-era needle drops that pepper the film, from Bran Van 3000 to the accidental discovery of a Queen track that suddenly spoke volumes. They also dive into the movie’s subtle performances, and try to unpack why this intimate, bittersweet story is pulling in audiences from Gen Z to Barack Obama.

    AFTERSUN is showing in select cinemas in the UK, Germany, Mexico, and many other countries. And it will stream exclusively on MUBI starting January 6th in the UK, Latin America, India, and many other countries. It will come to MUBI in Germany, Spain, and more countries later this year as well.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 25 min
    Park Chan-wook finds DECISION TO LEAVE in “The Mist”

    Park Chan-wook finds DECISION TO LEAVE in “The Mist”

    In 1972, a lush pop ballad called "The Mist" swirled out of radios all over South Korea. Fifty years later, master auteur Park Chan-wook has taken it as the main inspiration for his celebrated new thriller-romance DECISION TO LEAVE.

    In this special episode of the award-winning MUBI Podcast, Park tells host Rico Gagliano about the song's influence on the film, unveils the musical inspiration for a possible future project...and explains why his action sequences always seem to leave his characters breathless.
    DECISION TO LEAVE is showing in select US and UK cinemas, and will stream exclusively on MUBI starting December 9th in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India and Turkey.

    To give the gift of great cinema, visit https://mubi.com/gifts

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 20 min
    Only in Theaters Episode 6: Zanzibar's Majestic, the last cinema standing (feat. Nick Broomfield)

    Only in Theaters Episode 6: Zanzibar's Majestic, the last cinema standing (feat. Nick Broomfield)

    "Only in Theaters" concludes with the cautionary tale of the Majestic. Africa's island region of Zanzibar used to be movie crazy — but today just one cinema remains: The Majestic, a 1950s-era building with roots that go back even further.

    Host Rico Gagliano speaks to folks around the world about the wild glory days of Zanzibar's cinema culture, why it's now on the brink of extinction...and then takes hope from an itinerant film programmer 6000 miles away in Amsterdam. Featuring celebrated documentarian Nick Broomfield (KURT & COURTNEY, MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE).

    The second season of the MUBI Podcast titled “Only in Theaters” tells surprising stories of individual cinemas that had huge impacts on film history, and in some cases, history in general.

    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. Cinema from across the world. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    And with MUBI GO, members in select countries can get a hand-picked cinema ticket every single week, to see the best new films in real cinemas. To learn more, visit mubi.com/go

    • 31 min
    Being Like Water: Tilda Swinton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul on MEMORIA

    Being Like Water: Tilda Swinton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul on MEMORIA

    This week, we have a special bonus episode courtesy of our Latin American podcast MUBI Podcast: Encuentros. To celebrate the exclusive release of MEMORIA on MUBI in many countries, we're excited to share this discussion between Tilda Swinton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

    Swinton and Weerasethakul reunited in Colombia for MEMORIA's release and talked about the importance of understanding that you’re not in control and how cinema is an attempt to put what’s inside one’s head on screen, something they achieved through sound.

    This conversation touches on the creative process of two of film’s greatest names while working together on the film, which was an intimate collaboration founded on their long friendship.

    For the world-renowned Thai artist and film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the topics of dreams and death are essential to his filmography. His style raises big questions about time and our relationship with the spiritual world. Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or in 2012 for UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Weerasethakul returned to the main competition years later with MEMORIA, his first film shot outside of Thailand, which received the Jury Prize (ex-aequo).

    The Scottish artist, actress, and producer Tilda Swinton began her career performing and collaborating with experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman. She has worked with directors such as Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Luca Guadagnino, the Coen brothers, and Joanna Hogg. Her performances have been characterized by the subtlety of her gestures and her magnetic presence. In 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie MICHAEL CLAYTON. She has combined her acting in major Hollywood productions with a wide range of characters created by contemporary filmmakers such as Bong Joon-ho, Pedro Almodóvar, Lynne Ramsay, and more recently, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

    This special release is in English, but if you are a Spanish-speaker, we encourage you to subscribe to MUBI Podcast: Encuentros on your favorite podcast app. The show is produced in partnership with La Corriente del Golfo. Listen here: lacorrientedelgolfo.net/podcast/encuentros

    MEMORIA releases exclusively on MUBI this Friday, August 5 in Latin America, India, Turkey, Italy, Germany, and many other countries. Watch the film here: mubi.com/films/memoria-2021

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. Cinema from across the world. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Only in Theaters Episode 5: The Dryden Theatre's Nitrate Picture Show explodes our view of movie history

    Only in Theaters Episode 5: The Dryden Theatre's Nitrate Picture Show explodes our view of movie history

    For the first half-century of cinema, most movies were made and printed on nitrate film. Problem: it easily decomposes, it's easily combustible, and once it's on fire, you can't put it out.  Only a few theaters on Earth can safely screen nitrate prints...and only one has an annual festival dedicated to the format: The George Eastman Museum's Dryden Theatre in Rochester, New York with its Nitrate Picture Show.

    To understand why it's important to screen these original treasures in an age of digital — and the incredible effort it takes to pull it off — Rico Gagliano travels both sides of the Atlantic, from the Dryden's fortified projection booth to the British Film Institute's nitrate holding vaults.

    The second season of the MUBI Podcast titled “Only in Theaters” tells surprising stories of individual cinemas that had huge impacts on film history, and in some cases, history in general.

    After listening, check out our coverage of the sixth annual Nitrate Picture Show, which took place earlier this month. Read Joshua Bogatin’s article on this year’s edition here.
    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. Cinema from across the world. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    And with MUBI GO, members in select countries can get a hand-picked cinema ticket every single week, to see the best new films in real cinemas. To learn more, visit mubi.com/go

    • 34 min

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