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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Bill speaks to writer, producer/screenwriter and professor Ashlee Blackwell about her various endeavors, from organizing events like Philly Loves Women In Horror and developing the Graveyard Shift Sisters website to teaching film at St. Joseph’s University and co-writing, co-producing and appearing in the documentary HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR. Topics include: James Bond III, the value in narrowing one’s focus, R. Shanea Williams, THE EXORCIST, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, unwinding to stand-up comedy and having one’s feminist sensibilities awakened by A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER.
 
Follow Ashlee Blackwell on Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/AshleeTakesNote  
 
Read Graveyard Shift Sisters: 
https://www.graveyardshiftsisters.com  
 
Watch HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR: https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/horror-noire-a-history-of-black-horror/4548652  
 
Listen to Ashlee Blackwell and Diandra Lazor interview actress Toy Newkirk on Elm Street Radio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeWEUoYmqek
 
Read "Why We Exist: A Call For Community":
https://www.graveyardshiftsisters.com/2013/10/why-we-exist-call-for-community.html
 
Watch the films of R. Shanea Williams: 
https://vimeo.com/user3681349
Jul 13, 2020
Bill speaks to film historian, preservationist and filmmaker E. Purchell about their various endeavors, from programming and creating pre-screening short films for the Florida Avalon microcinema to the development of ASK ANY BUDDY, their Artforum 'Best of 2018' Instagram feed and acclaimed collage film companion. Topics include: Gregg Araki, Man Parrish, the Don’t Look In The Closet podcast, the film programming of Jazmyne Moreno, Everything Is Terrible!, Dark Entries Records, Instagram and Vimeo restrictions, Tom DeSimone and the contradictory qualities of adult films.
 
Follow the ASK ANY BUDDY Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/askanybuddy/


Visit the official ASK ANY BUDDY film website:

https://www.ask-any-buddy.com


Follow Evan Purchell on Letterboxd:

https://letterboxd.com/schlockvalue/


Follow Evan Purchell on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/schlockvalue


Read Evan Purchell’s lists for Rupert Pupkin Speaks:

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2017/09/underrated-77-evan-purchell.html

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2019/01/film-discoveries-of-2018-evan-purchell.html

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2020/02/film-discoveries-of-2019-evan-purchell.html


Read A Most Unusual Film List: 50 Years of Radical Queer Cinema:

https://talkfilmsociety.com/articles/a-most-unusual-film-list-50-years-of-radical-queer-cinema


Read Heather Drain’s interview with Evan Purchell:

https://diaboliquemagazine.com/nights-in-black-leather-an-interview-with-ask-any-buddy-creator-evan-purchell/


Watch BFI Flare Programmer Brain Robinson speaks with Evan Purchell about ASK ANY BUDDY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lsNxUgeCQQ


Listen to the ASK ANY BUDDY Spotify Playlist:

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