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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
This week Bill speaks with the film critic Violet Lucca, Digital Editor of Film Comment Magazine and host of The Film Comment Podcast, about her experiences in film culture. Some of the topics discussed include: hybrid documentaries, Vine filmmakers, Nate Parker, DCPs and New York repertory cinemas, identity politics in film criticism, Rotten Tomatoes, prestige television, Film Comment’s relationship to The Film Society Of Lincoln Center, torrents and the myth of availability, the difference between Marvel and DC comic book adaptations, David Lynch, Violet’s forays into filmmaking, protests against animal testing and the potential for violence at Yasujiro Ozu screenings.
 
Read Violet Lucca in Film Comment:
http://www.filmcomment.com/author/vlucca/
 
Read Violet Lucca in The Village Voice:
http://www.villagevoice.com/authors/violet-lucca-6355083
 
Watch Violet Lucca’s video essay on Walerian Borowczyk:
https://vimeo.com/124045120
 
Read Violet Lucca’s Top 10 list for the 2012 Sight & Sound poll:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/voter/23
 
Hear Violet Lucca on the Film Comment Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-film-comment-podcast/id1051091555?mt=2
Sep 5, 2016
Bill speaks with Danny Peary, the author of Cult Movies, Cult Movies 2, Cult Movies 3, Guide For The Film Fanatic, and Cult Movie Stars, among others. They talk about Peary’s long history with movies: childhood viewing that ranged from Abbott & Costello to Ingmar Bergman, discovering Andrew Sarris in high school and spending afternoons at theatres like The Thalia, starting a campus film society while immersed in the student protest culture of the late 1960s, making silent short-subject comedies, his years of freelance writing for underground publications, developing books like Close-Ups and Cult Movies that established his reputation. Other topics discussed include Peary’s encounters with Jean-Luc Godard and Martin Scorsese, post-Watergate themes in contemporary cinema, Russ Meyer, BLUE VELVET, John Waters, the Academy Awards, Val Lewton, adult films, PSYCHO and Brian Saur’s in-progress documentary about him.
 
Buy Danny Peary’s books:
https://www.amazon.com/Danny-Peary/e/B000APQC0W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1473008569&sr=8-1
 
Read Danny Peary’s blog:
http://dannypeary.blogspot.com/
 
Read the tribute site to Danny Peary’s book Guide For The Film Fanatic:
http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/
 
Follow the progress of Brian Saur’s documentary about Danny Peary:
https://twitter.com/dannypearydoc
 
Read Susan Wloszczyna’s interview with Danny Peary conducted for Roger Ebert.com:
Share Your Love: Author Danny Peary on "Cult Movies" | Interviews | Roger Ebert
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