The Lantern Cinema: a secret film society for the initiated. This is a monthly showcase of classic, revival, and cult films.
We host monthly movie screenings and now have a monthly movie podcast.
BONUS EPISODE: Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It - A Conversation with DMFS's Ben Godar
Ben Godar of the Des Moines Film Society was kind enough to invite us to discuss Spike Lee's 1986 film "She's Gotta Have It" for their Cinema at Home series of 80s movies. We talk about the positives of student filmmaking, cinematic love for NYC, and more. As a bonus, our discussion wrapped with a focus on the new Quentin Dupieux film, "Deerskin" (available to rent on desmoinesfilm.org). Enjoy!
BONUS EPISODE: Music and Wes Anderson- Featuring Dr. Chistopher Scheer
In this bonus episode, Dustin revisits an idea from our Moonrise Kingdom episode: music in Wes Anderson's work. He is joined by special guest, Dr. Christopher Scheer, who provides interesting insight into Britten and other composers connected with Anderson's work.
Christopher Scheer is the associate professor of musicology at Utah State University in Logan, UT. In 2009 he was a Leverhulme International Visiting Fellow at Liverpool Hope University where he spearheaded the organization of a colloquium on Theosophy and the Arts, out of which developed the Leverhulme sponsored network (of which he is a member), “Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts, 1875-1960,” in which he has played an integral role as organizer, artistic director, and curator. A catalogue/edited book connected to the network sponsored exhibition “Enchanted Modernities: Mysticism, Landscape, and the American West,” has just been published. He also recently published a chapter on Theosophy and music in A Mediated Magic: The Indian Presence in Modernism 1880-1930. Scheer’s research is focused on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British musical culture. He recently edited a collection of essays, with Dr. Eric Saylor, on The Sea and the British Imagination that was published by Boydell, and is currently working on a monograph about the operas of Gustav Holst for the Ashgate Interdisciplinary Opera Series. Scheer’s research has been published in edited collections published by Brepols, Ashgate, and Boydell, as well as in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Victorian Culture and the Journal of Musicological Research. He is also a visiting curator at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art overseeing their Museum + Music series, and is Vice President of the North American British Music Studies Association.
Episode 15: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom- Featuring Gloom Balloon
This week, we discuss Chris's pick, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" from 2012. This episode features our extra special guest, Patrick Tape Fleming of Gloom Balloon. We talk nostalgia, director trademarks, and much, much more.
Episode 14: Robert Altman's Nashville
In this episode, the core Lantern crew discusses Hannah's almost-favorite film, Robert Altman's 1975 masterpiece, "Nashville." Listen to our discussion of an amazing ensemble cast, Altman's influence on filmmaking, and why this movie withstands the test of time.
Episode 12: Alex Proyas's The Crow- Featuring Joe Grabinski
In this episode, the Lantern crew talks The Crow, from its origins to its modern cult legend status. We are joined by our friend Joe Grabinski of the Twitter account Amazon Movie Reviews. The question remains: Is this film cursed? Listen to our take.
Episode 11: Jim Henson's Dark Crystal
In this long-overdue episode, the Lantern crew discusses quarantine (and, yes, Tiger King) and the 1982 fantasy puppet cult classic, "The Dark Crystal." We touch upon the production, reception, and the life and philosophy of Jim Henson. Enjoy!
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Fantastic film podcast.
Great combination of enthusiasm, knowledge and fun. Make sure to attend one of their events if you get an opportunity.