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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 28, 2020

Bill speaks actress and singer Mink Stole about her life and career. Topics include the rehearsal process on John Waters movies, Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable show, taking friends from The Cockettes to see PINK FLAMINGOS (and their reactions), her “Think Mink” advice column, LOST HIGHWAY, Peaches Christ, learning new skills in public, Prescott Townsend, Peggy Gravel’s opening rant in DESPERATE LIVING, the pleasures of voting in person, THE BROWNIE STORY, Dreamland fashions and what color shoes she wore the day after Labor Day.


Watch Mink Stole as Peggy Gravel in the opening to DESPERATE LIVING
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc3QsZHu5SI

Follow the Mink Stole fan page for all the latest news and event details:
https://www.facebook.com/minkstolefans

Listen to Do Re MiNK by Mink Stole And Her Wonderful Band:
https://theminkstole.bandcamp.com/album/do-re-mink-2

Buy MULTIPLE MANIACS, FEMALE TROUBLE and POLYSTER from The Criterion Collection:
https://www.criterion.com/shop/browse?director=waters-john

Read Gerald Peary’s interviews with Mink Stole, John Waters, and other Dreamlanders discussing their Provincetown experiences in the 1960s:

http://www.geraldpeary.com/interviews/wxyz/waters-p-town.html

 

Read Chloé Griffin’s  Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller:
https://www.amazon.com/Edgewise-Picture-Mueller-Chloé-Griffin/dp/3942214202

Read the Wikipedia on Dreamlanders:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamlanders

Sep 21, 2020
Bill speaks to Gary Tooze about his home video review site, DVDBeaver, now in its 18th year. They discuss his experiences with film, from encountering Charlie Chaplin on television and renting 35mm Basil Rathbone movies with his father to creating the Listserv discussion group that evolved into his website. Topics discussed include audio commentaries, the 4K UHD format, David Cronenberg, nostalgia, Jonathan Rosenbaum, content warnings, Jesús Franco, Tim Lucas, contemporary pop culture in James Bond movies, online negativity, DETOUR and the pleasures of simple storytelling.
 
Visit DVDBeaver:
 
Read the DVDBeaver Top 100 desert island discs list:
 
Read the DVDBeaver analysis of Universal's 4K Ultra HD edition of VERTIGO:

 

Sep 7, 2020
Bill talks to Kino Lorber’s Director of Repertory Sales and Acquisitions, Jonathan Hertzberg, about his many film cultural endeavors, from creating the Obscure One Sheet Blog and programming for the Chicago International Film Festival to developing his DIRTY OLD NEW YORK video essays and launching the new Fun City Editions home video label. Topics include THE WANDERERS, virtual cinemas, Michael Ferrari, Montclair in the 90s, THE SWIMMER, Milestone Films, the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and how discovering Danny Peary’s CULT MOVIES books during adolescence can both expand one’s taste and lead to a bad back.

Visit the Fun City Editions website:
https://funcityeditions.com


Follow Fun City Editions on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FunCityEdition


Follow Fun City Editions on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/funcityeditions/


Visit the Kino Lorber Repertory site:
https://kinorep.com/


Visit Obscure One-Sheet:
http://knifeinthehead.blogspot.com


Visit Jonathan Hertzberg’s Vimeo page:
https://vimeo.com/user4815515


Watch DIRTY OLD NEW YORK SUBWAY:
https://vimeo.com/65108638


Buy the Fun City Editions ALPHABET CITY Blu-Ray:
https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage/products/alphabet-city-fun-city-editions


Hear Jonathan Hertzberg on Just The Discs:

http://justthediscs.libsyn.com


Hear Jonathan Hertzberg on Crackpot Cinema:
Ep 22 - Alphabet City with special guest Jonathan Hertzberg by Crackpot Cinema Podcast

 

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