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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

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Curated Playlist

Indie and mainstream, actors and producers — here are movie series on PRX of various lengths.

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Filmspotting (weekly series) (Series)

Produced by WBEZ

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

Most recent piece in this series:

Filmspotting 701 (10/12/18): First Man, Top 5 Movie Flights

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

First-man_small Wunderkind director Damien Chazelle follows up his Oscar-winning "La La Land" with "First Man," a Neil Armstrong biopic that avoids easy mythologizing to tell the story of an obsessive, grieving "everyman" who made history. This week on the show, Adam and Josh have a review of Chazelle's film and share their Top 5 Movie Flights -- scenes that capture the thrill and terror (and chorus girls!) of aviation.

Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Death and Morals in Horror.

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 17:00

In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated.

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In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” 
Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated. Dr. Lisa Wade, founder of the blog Sociological Images, helps me break down the complexity of the role of women in horror movies. We’ll discuss what these films say about our sense of morality and justice. And we’ll travel all the way back to 18th century London, to meet Tom Nero, arguably the horror genre’s original serial villain.
Next Week: “Series in Decline”

Indie Outlook (Series)

Produced by Matt Fagerholm

Chicago film critic Matt Fagerholm highlights the latest and greatest in modern independent cinema.

Most recent piece in this series:

Duncan Riddell on "Older Children"

From Matt Fagerholm | Part of the Indie Outlook series | 23:10

Photo_27_small Filmmaker Duncan Riddell joins host Matt Fagerholm to discuss his new film, "Older Children," which premieres in Chicago November 10th. The program was produced at Columbia College Chicago. Technical producer was Rebecca Nystedt. An Indie Outlook production.

Behind the Scenes (Series)

Produced by Andrea Chase

Filmmakers and actors talk with Andrea Chase. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor. Series pieces are various lengths from 8 to 25 minutes.

Most recent piece in this series:

FREE SOLO -- Alex Honnold Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 19:34

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Even knowing that he would be joining us for a Q&A after the screening of FREE SOLO, I had trouble watching Alex Honnold clinging to El Capitan by his fingers and toes in order to fulfill his goal of scaling that sheer face without a rope. The doc by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi does more than deliver stunning footage of Honnold’s ascent, it delves into what makes the world’s premiere free-solo climber tick. 
When I spoke with Honnold on October 11, 2018, I started with one question that the doc didn’t answer, or even address. What happens when you are clinging to a rock face by the tips of your fingers and toes, and you have to sneeze?
We went on to talk about the difference between climbing a rock face and climbing a building; why he won’t be doing any wing-suiting; and how to prepare for an arctic climb.
We finished up discussing why The Honnold Foundation (HonnoldFoundation.org) focuses on bringing solar energy to the poorest parts of the world (not teaching kids to climb);  his estimate of endorphin production in his brain after his climb; and what it will be like when he can’t trust his body to climb anymore.  

The Indie on Demand Movie Review (Series)

Produced by Daniel Persons

A short, weekly review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons.

Most recent piece in this series:

Indie on Demand Reviews FIGHTVILLE

From Daniel Persons | Part of the The Indie on Demand Movie Review series | 01:59

Fightville_prx_image_v01_small Film critic Dan Persons reviews FIGHTVILLE, an intense and intimate documentary focusing on the brutal sport of mixed martial arts.

THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW is a short, weekly, module-style review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons (The Huffington Post, IFC, Air America), each 2-minute episode will feature a review of an independent film that has recently debuted on-demand, incorporating cleared audio clips and Dan's detailed analysis to provide listeners with an entertaining and insightful glimpse into the exciting and innovative world of independent film, with all titles available immediately for viewing at home.

Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin takes a look at the horror homage of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: The Oath

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Theoath_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin loads up on turkey and tension in The Oath.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

It's Movie Time (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

A weekly five-minute film review series with critics John DeSando and Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

Most recent piece in this series:

It's Movie Time; July 6, 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the It's Movie Time series | 05:00

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Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Toni Pennacchia discusses all things film with independent directors, writers, producers, composers, cinematographers, editors, promoters, and more, in this 29-minute series.

Most recent piece in this series:

Jeff Springer - Director, Cinematographer, and Editor - Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, and Rodents of Unusual Size

From MergingArts Productions | Part of the Spoiler Alert Radio series | 29:00

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Jeff was born in an abandoned town in the California desert, raised in Hawaii, and educated at USC Film School. After working at a dilapidated film studio in Russia, he began to edit for the likes of NBCParamountWarner BrosCapitol Records, and Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch.

Craving the unexpected, Jeff directed the offbeat feature documentary Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, which was narrated by John Waters. The film screened at 200 film festivals worldwide, winning 37 awards for Best Documentary.

After living in London and Berlin, Jeff has gone on to shoot several feature documentaries, including Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which was narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne.

Jeff lived in Afghanistan to edit the documentary In-Justice, about women imprisoned for supposed moral crimes. He also directed and photographed several short docs and an Emmy-nominated special for the show Artbound for KCET in Los Angeles.

Jeff most recently directed and photographed the acclaimed documentary, Rodents of Unusual Size, about giant invasive swamp rats called nutria, who are threatening coastal Louisiana.