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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 400 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Nicholas Meyer, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

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    • 4.8, 402 Ratings

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 400 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Nicholas Meyer, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

    Special Report: The Beaver Trilogy (& Part IV) (2000/2015)

    Special Report: The Beaver Trilogy (& Part IV) (2000/2015)

    On this very special episode of The Projection Booth we're looking at the films of Trent Harris, specifically The Beaver Trilogy (2000) which includes a documentary segment about Utah native "Groovin' Gary" along with two narrative remakes (starring Sean Penn and Crispen Glover in the Gary role). We also look at the documentary about The Beaver Trilogy from director Brad Besser called The Beaver Trilogy Part IV.

    Bill Ackerman and Rahne Alexander join Mike to discuss the Beaver Trilogy films as well as Harris's Rubin & Ed and Plan 10 From Outer Space

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 475: Black God, White Devil (1964)

    Episode 475: Black God, White Devil (1964)

    Cinema Novo month continues with a look at Glauber Rocha's Black God, White Devil (and its follow-up, Antonio Das Mortes). It's two stories in one as our main character, Manuel, kills his boss and then goes on the run, becoming a follower of Sebastian (the Black God of the title) before eventually becoming a follower of Corisco (the White Devil).

    Ken Stanley and Chris Stachiw join Mike to discuss Rocha's work before and after the political coup that changed Brazilian history.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 474: Vidas Secas (1963)

    Episode 474: Vidas Secas (1963)

    We are kicking off a month of shows discussing the Cinema Novo movement from Brazil with a look at Nelson Pereira dos Santos’s 1963 film Vidas Secas. Also known as Barren Lives, the film is based on a 1938 novel by Graciliano Ramos. It’s the story of a family trying to survive in the scraggly countryside of Northeast Brazil. We join them as they search for a place to live, a way to put food on their table, and how to make enough money to buy a leather bed.

    Chris Stachiw and Trevor Gumbel join Mike to try and unpack this "First Wave" Cinema Novo film.

    • 53 min
    Episode 473: Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (1973)

    Episode 473: Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (1973)

    Can Dialectics Break Bricks? is the 1973 film from Rene Vienet which is a re-dubbing of the 1972 film Crush. The film re-tells re-tells the story of Crush as the story of a bunch of rotten bureaucrats who have oppressed the working class long enough. The workers look forward to a day when the landlords will all hang, priests will be cut in two and the churches will be burned to the ground.

    Spencer Parsons and Rob St. Mary join Mike to to discuss the Situationist movement, detournement, and its modern implications.

    • 2 hr 30 min
    Episode 472: Pink Narcissus (1971)

    Episode 472: Pink Narcissus (1971)

    We’re looking at the 1971 film from James Bidgood, Pink Narcissus. It’s a wordless film which tells the story of a young hustler played by Bobby Kendall who engages in a series of fantasies throughout an evening. The film was shot on 8mm but still presents a lush, fantastic color palette and incredible sets that are even more incredible when the viewer remembers that this was all shot in Bidgood’s Hell’s Kitchen apartment.

    Maitland McDonagh and David Kittredge join Mike to discuss lyrical pornography, New York real estate, and the importance of finishing projects.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 471: Viva La Muerte (1971)

    Episode 471: Viva La Muerte (1971)

    Jess Byard and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss the Panic Movement and Fernando Arrabal's freshman film, Viva La Muerte. It's the surrealistic tale of Fando, a boy whose mother sold his father out to the fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
402 Ratings

402 Ratings

KennySiegel ,

An Absolute Treasure

Each episode of this wonderful program contains SO much researched material PLUS oftentimes multiple interviews. To put eps like that out on such a regular basis clearly requires enormous dedication & effort on Mike’s part. I appreciate it very much & became a Patreon supporter very shortly after becoming a listener.

johnnydingle ,

Lips of Blood

I’m not always interested in the films on this podcast, but when Mike does an episode I’m interested in it is usually the greatest podcast episode of all time.

Bunuel92 ,

A Gift to cinephiles

Had to write a review just to bury the nonsensical complaints passing as critiques of one of the only podcasts engaging in truly insightful deep-dive analyses while maintaining an entertaining and affable tone. The episode on Vertigo should be required for film studies students. Bravissimo!!

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