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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Bill speaks with film critic Abbey Bender. They discuss her experiences in film culture, from childhood repertory screenings to writing for publications like Film Comment, The Village Voice, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Other topics include: “women’s interest” writing assignments, fashion as it relates both to Rainer Werner Fassbinder and "The Brady Bunch”, New York film culture, politics and contrarian auteur favorites on Twitter, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and forging short-lived friendships in order to have someone to see Jean-Luc Godard movies with.
Links: 

Visit Abbey Bender's official site:
https://abbeybender.wordpress.com/
 
Read Abbey Bender on Jayne Mansfield in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT
http://lwlies.com/articles/jayne-mansfield-performance-in-the-girl-cant-help-it/
 
 
Read Abbey Bender's "Costume Party" series for Brooklyn:
http://www.bkmag.com/tag/costume-party/

Hear Abbey Bender discuss fashion in film on the Smug Film Podcast:
http://smugfilm.com/ep21/
Jun 11, 2017
 
Bill speaks with author and film historian Lee Gambin. They talk about his wide array of artistic pursuits, from directing confrontational stage plays and selling fanzines for beer money to writing for Fangoria and lecturing at film festivals and universities. Topics include: FROGS, the origins of Lee’s various books (including the new NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE: THE MAKING OF CUJO), tailoring one’s writing style for specific publishers, Melbourne film culture, and how researching movies like THE PACK can improve your relationship with your own dog.
 
Buy WE CAN BE WHO WE ARE and preorder NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE: THE MAKING OF CUJO:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=common/home

Visit the official site for the Cinemaniacs Film Collective:
http://www.cinemaniacs.net/
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