18 episodes

Boston musicians Kathleen Mahoney and Ryan Major chat with their musician friends about music biopics.

Find us on Instagram @rocknrollfilmclub or send us an email at rocknrollfilmclub@gmail.com.

Rock 'n Roll Film Club Kathleen and Ryan

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Boston musicians Kathleen Mahoney and Ryan Major chat with their musician friends about music biopics.

Find us on Instagram @rocknrollfilmclub or send us an email at rocknrollfilmclub@gmail.com.

    18: Lisztomania with Spenser Gralla

    18: Lisztomania with Spenser Gralla

    Welcome to the LISZTOCAST! Kathleen and Ryan talk to Spenser Gralla (Sweeping Promises, Creaturos, recording engineer extraordinaire) about the 1975 tour de force Lisztomania. We’ve got vampires! Space ships! Zombie Hitler! Pope Ringo! And phalluses! phalluses! phalluses!!! This movie has got it all...except a logical plot, respect for history, or character development!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    17: I'm Not There with Emily Arkin & Hilken Mancini

    17: I'm Not There with Emily Arkin & Hilken Mancini

    Kathleen and Ryan talk to Emily Arkin (Shepherdess, Harsh Foxing) and Hilken Mancini (Punk Rock Aerobics, also Shepherdess!) about I'm Not There, Todd Haynes' 2007 film that explores the life and legend of Bob Dylan. (It also features Emily's dad! First movie we've covered to feature a guest's dad!) Along the way, we grapple with Dylan's inscrutability and singular appeal, reflect on our personal relationships with his music, and speculate about why he allegedly went looking for Bruce Springsteen's house just a few years ago. Also, who wants to be in our Bob Dylan book club?



    LINK CITY:


    Emily and Hilken's Dylan cover mixtape: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWxHGDhOG8NC8cTuMRFSUdHTnADovtceh
    Bob Dylan tries to find Springsteen's house
    I'm Not There's cinematic influences
    Punk Rock Aerobics featured in Green Day's new music video!
    Shepherdess plays Once VV
    Follow us on Instagram: @rocknrollfilmclub (Also, check out Emily's stunning notes for this episode!)

    • 1 hr 32 min
    16: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould with Patrick Orr and Kate Richi (Crave On)

    16: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould with Patrick Orr and Kate Richi (Crave On)

    Kathleen and Ryan are joined by Patrick Orr and Kate Richi (of the Nashville band Crave On) to piece together a portrait of the man in Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, a film that dismantles the biopic structure as we know it. Along the way, we discuss what it means to be an authentic iconoclast, how to embrace technology as an artist, and what a musician owes their fans. What is celebrity even? Are aliens being Rick rolled? So many questions!

    Link city:

    Article by famous author Don DeLillo: https://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/vertigo_magazine/volume-3-issue-1-spring-2006/counterpoint-three-movies-a-book-and-an-old-photograph/

    Wacky Glenn Gould characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TbYMO0nK1U

    Also, check out Crave On! They are the best band. https://open.spotify.com/artist/54r1Mp0UnRYZnzziZiDhOy



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    • 1 hr 22 min
    15: 8 Mile with David Rees

    15: 8 Mile with David Rees

    Kathleen and Ryan chat with David Rees (Election Profit Makers, Dicktown) about the 2002 movie 8 Mile. That's right, folks—we're now opening up the discussion to semi-biographical films! We talk about Eminem's slippery identity,  curious Michigan accents, steamy industrial sex scenes, one of the best live music scenes we've seen so far, the thorny topic of race in this movie (and Eminem's career), and David's profound experience of first hearing Eminem on the radio in a grocery store in Boston.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    14: Summer Dreams with Noah Bond

    14: Summer Dreams with Noah Bond

    Continuing their exploration of the Beach Boys cinematic universe, Kathleen and Ryan talk to Noah Bond (Cut Worms) about the 1990 made-for-TV movie Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys. You definitely haven’t heard of this movie and there’s a reason why! We discuss the legacy of Dennis Wilson, the nuances of the made-for-TV biopic, fake hippies, Charles Manson, and BEARDS BEARDS BEARDS.



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    • 1 hr 34 min
    13: Love & Mercy with Evelyn Pope

    13: Love & Mercy with Evelyn Pope

    Kathleen and Ryan talk to Evelyn Pope (The Frissons, Ashby) about the 2014 Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy...which is secretly two movies in one! Spoiler alert: we liked one and did NOT like the other! We discuss the Beach Boys' complicated legacy, bad dads, evil doctors, good wigs and bad real hair, and ideas for other Beach Boys stories we'd like to see on the screen.



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    • 1 hr 1 min

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