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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 21, 2016
Bill speaks to writer/film programmer Travis Crawford about his writing career, underground genre film and music publications, glossier magazines like Fangoria and Film Comment, books like 1001 Films To See Before You Die, and websites like The Calvert Journal. They also discuss Crawford’s popular Danger After Dark festival series, his work with Artsploitation Films, Danny Peary’s Cult Movies, Dario Argento, the depressing state of foreign film distribution, his ill-advised visit to Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum with an iconic horror film director, and more.
 
 
See Travis Crawford discuss Danger After Dark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64vufXeX5ug
 
Read Travis Crawford on Yury Bykov's THE FOOL:
https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/release-me-the-fool
 
Travis Crawford's interviews with Dario Argento, Lars Von Trier and William Friedkin
http://filmmakermagazine.com/archives/issues/spring2008/mothertears.php#.VxOE9SMrJPM
 
https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/william-friedkin
 
http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/directing/articles-directing/the-natural-lars-von-trier-on-dogville-2928/


Buy Artsploitation DVDs here:
http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/films/
Apr 4, 2016

Bill speaks with Heather Drain about her path as a writer from childhood capsule reviews of B-movies in crayon to writing professionally for people like Video Watchdog and Dangerous Minds, the influence of Baxter Phillips' book Cut: The Unseen Cinema, the work of filmmaker Stephen Sayadian, her involvement with The Projection Booth podcast, David Schmoeller's CRAWLSPACE, peers she admires, early music videos, adult cinema, Lester Bangs, and details about a few of the upcoming projects she has in the works

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