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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
Bill talks to filmmaker and film programmer Chris O’Neill. They discuss his experiences in film culture, from childhood movie rental rituals to directing short films, working in distribution and programming for theatres like Kino Cinema and Triskel Christchurch. Topics include Irish cinema, tape trading, STRAW DOGS, Brad Stevens, the changes William Friedkin made to CRUISING and the impact of parenthood on work/life balance.
 
Visit the official site of Triskel Christ Church:
 
Listen to an interview with Chris O’Neill about the 59th Cork Film Festival.
Chris O'Neill - Triskel Arts Centre #CorkFilmFest - Fred Industry Channel
Watch film and video work directed by Chris O’Neill:
 
Read a piece by filmmaker Maximilian Le Cains about Chris O’Neill's work as a filmmaker:
 
Experimental Conversations: http://www.experimentalconversations.com
 
Nov 12, 2018

Bill talks to film critic Manuela Lazic. They discuss her experiences in film culture, from reading Cahiers du Cinema with her sister in middle school to writing for publications like Little White Lies, The Ringer, Vague Visages, RogerEbert.com and Birth.Movies.Death. Topics include: Erotic thrillers, influential teachers, Christopher Nolan, writing about performance, podcasts, BLOW UP, drawing Freudian inspiration from Sasha Alexander's performance on NCIS, positivity and branding on social media.

Visit Manuela Lazic’s official site:

https://manilazic.com/

Read “The Wild Innocence Of Melanie Griffith”:

https://vaguevisages.com/2018/08/08/you-gotta-act-the-wild-innocence-of-melanie-griffith/

Read Manuela Lazic on PERSONAL SHOPPER:

https://lwlies.com/reviews/personal-shopper/ 

Read “Alma Matters: Modelling And Being in PHANTOM THREAD”:
https://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/alma-matters-modelling-and-being-in-phantom-thread

Hear Manuela and Elena Lazic discuss THE PARENT TRAP on Blank Check:

https://soundcloud.com/griffin-and-david-present/the-parent-trap-with-elena-lazic-and-mani-lazic

Read Manuela and Elena Lazic on THE NEON DEMON:

https://lwlies.com/articles/the-neon-demon-fashion-industry/

Read Manuela Lazic in Cinema Scope:

http://cinema-scope.com/author/manuela-lazic/

Read Manuela Lazic in Little White Lies:

https://lwlies.com/author/manuelal/

Follow Manuela Lazic on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/manilazic

Nov 5, 2018

Bill talks to film programmer and historian Sergio Mims about some of his many pursuits in film culture, from working on the set of films like PENITENTIARY to co-founding the website Shadow And Act and festivals like Blacklight and Black Harvest Film Festival. Other topics include: influential books, classical music, tips for conducting celebrity interviews, J. Lee Thompson, the L.A. Rebellion film movement, Films And Filming, working in radio and having the good sense to turn down work on a film with a title like THE BABYSITTER MURDERS.

Visit the official site for the Black Harvest Film Festival: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest 

Read Sergio Mims on Shadow And Act:
https://shadowandact.com/author/sergio

Buy PENITENTIARY and SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG from Vinegar Syndrome:
https://vinegarsyndrome.com

Hear an interview with Sergio Mims on SSW Radio:
https://soundcloud.com/south-side-weekly-radio/sergio-mims-im-here-come-get-me

Visit the official site of WHPK 85.5 FM Chicago:
http://whpk.org/

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