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 500 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, Willem Dafoe, Michael Palin, Tim Rice, John Landis, 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.
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Special Report: A Ghost Waits (2020)
On this special episode Mike talks to writer/director Adam Stovall and writer/actor MacLeod Andrews about their romantic comedy / horror film A Ghost Waits (2020). The film is available now via Arrow's streaming channel and will be available on blu-ray on May 3, 2021.
Episode 508: Mary & Max (2009)
We’re looking at the 2009 film from director Adam Elliot, Mary & Max, the story of two unlikely pen pals -- Mary Daisy Dinkle (Bethany Whitmore and Toni Collette) and Max Jerry Horovitz (Philip Seymour Hoffman) -- a lonely little girl from Australia and a middle aged man with Asperger's Syndrome in New York City.
Writer/director Adam Elliot discusses the origins of Mary & Max while Maurice Bursztynski joins Mike to discuss this amazing film.
Episode 507: Southland Tales (2006)
Southland Tales tells the sprawling story of a world in which alternative energy is a big business and teams up with the political police state. Meanwhile actor Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) has a schizophrenic break and thinks he's the character that he and part-time prophet/full time porn star Krista Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) have created, Jericho Cane. Also in the mix are Roland and Ronald Taverner (Seann William Scott), a cop and his twin who may hold the secret to ending the world.
David Kittredge and Rob St. Mary join Mike to discuss the film. The episode also features an interview with writer/director Richard Kelly.
Episode 506: Is There Sex After Death? (1971)
Alan and Jeanne Abel's Is There Sex After Death? is a mockumentary from 1971 that dares to ask the hard hitting questions with ridiculous answers. It’s a series of vignettes with some familiar faces like Buck Henry, Marshall Efron, Holly Woodlawn, Robert Downey, and more.
Heather Drain and Skizz Cyzyk join Mike to discuss pranks, Jenny Abel's Abel Raises Cain, and much more.
Be sure to listen to the end of the episode.
Special Report: Workhorse Queen (2021)
Mike talks with director Angela Washko and star Mrs. Kasha Davis about their new documentary, Workhorse Queen, which premieres at Slamdance 2021. It's the story of Mrs. Davis and her time on RuPaul's Drag Race and her life off stage.
Find out more at http://workhorsequeen.com/
Episode 505: White Sands (1992)
Jedidiah Ayres and Andrew Nette join Mike to look at the 1992 neo-noir film from director Roger Donaldson, White Sands. The film stars Willem Dafoe as Ray Dolezal, a small town Sheriff who tries to solve the murder of a man in his jurisdiction by assuming the dead man’s identity and getting embroiled in a world of arms dealing,
We speak to the film's screenwriter, Daniel Pyne (The Hard Way, The Sum of All Fears, Where's Marlowe?) about the film's journey from page to screen.
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Each episode is a delightful deep-dive into a film—some you’ve heard of, some you definitely haven’t. It’s a treat to go beyond the IMDB trivia and learn more about the films from people who worked on or studied them. You have to be willing to commit a good chunk of time to each episode, but it’s so worth it.
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