Cinematalk Podcast: FROM NOON TILL THREE with Dan Gilroy

Monday, July 26th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

Coinciding with the Cinematheque's Charles Bronson series and our 35mm presentation of From Noon Till Three on July 30, this episode of Cinematalk features the Cinematheque's Jim Healy in conversation with the Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director Dan Gilroy (NightcrawlerRoman J. Israel, Esq.), son of From Noon Till Three's writer and director, Frank D. Gilroy. Dan was present for the making of From Noon Till Three and he discusses the film's production, its peculiar and unpredictable screenplay, and his father's work on other Western movies and television shows. 

From Noon Till Three spoilers abound in our discussion, so we recommend viewing the movie first before listening.

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Cinematalk Presents 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s: WHERE'S POPPA?

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

In conjunction with the Cinematheque's 35mm presentation of Where's Poppa? on July 2, we have repackaged an episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the '70s podcast on our own Cinematalk podcast.

On this episode, originally released about a year ago, the Cinematheque's Ben Reiser and the late, great Mike McPadden discuss Carl Reiner's very dark comedy with writer and film historian Kat Ellinger. Listen below or subscribe to Cinematalk wherever you get your podcasts.

Cinematalk Podcast #36: Emir Cakaroz

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

In conjunction with the Cinematheque's presentation of Emir Cakaroz' "Paths to Home" trilogy, this episode of our Cinematalk podcast features Cakaroz in a talk with the Cinematheque's Ben Reiser about the trilogy and exploring one’s roots through the art of cinema.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Emir Cakaroz received his MFA in film from the UWM Peck School of the Arts, where is currently an Associate Lecturer in Film, Video, and Animation. In the "Paths to Home" trilogy, Cakaroz casts his gaze on his family, and in particular, his mother and father, approaching their stories – emigrating from Bulgaria to Turkey, being treated as outsiders, suffering with illness and loneliness, surviving and passing along traditions both sacred and domestic – from unique and intimate angles. Cakaroz wields a sly, deadpan sense of humor, and his trilogy paints a complicated, nuanced, and sometimes contradictory portrait of the family unit and his place within it. Though each of the three pieces vary wildly in form and tone, seen together they form a cohesive whole, an unforgettable deep dive into what makes Cakaroz the man and filmmaker that he is.

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Cinematalk Podcast #35: Frank V. Ross

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

As a supplement to the Cinematheque's free presentation of three features by independent filmmaker Frank V. Ross, this episode of our Cinematalk podcast features the Cinematheque's Mike King talking with Ross about his movies and career. Listen to this episode below or subscribe to Cinematalk through Apple Podcasts.

Cinematalk Podcast #34: THE MARKSMAN, with Screenwriter Danny Kravitz

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

Tying-in to the Cinematheque's free presentation of The Marksman, this episode of Cinematalk features the Cinematheque's Jim Healy in conversation with screenwriter Danny Kravitz, who co-wrote The Marksman with Sun Prairie, WI resident Chris Charles. A former student of film within our Department of Communication Arts and graduate of UW Madison, Danny Kravitz spoke to us from his home in Chicago, where he teaches screenwriting at Columbia College. 

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Cinematalk Podcast #33: THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION with Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Sunday, March 14th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

As a supplement to the Cinematheque and WUD Film presentation of This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection, this episode of Cinematalk features Programmer Mike King in discussion with writer/director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. 

This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection screened to great critical acclaim at last year's Sundance and Venice Film Festivals and was also a selection of the 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe to Cinematalk through Apple Podcasts.

Cinematalk Podcast #32: Litza Bixler

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

As a supplement to the Cinematheque's double feature presentation of The World's End and Metropolis, our special guest on this episode of Cinematalk is Litza Bixler: choreographer, filmmaker, movement director, visual artist and screenwriter. She has produced work on stage, screen, and art galleries and has been a working artist and educator since 1995. Her work in feature films includes contributions to three movies directed by Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010, and The World’s End (2013). She also served as choreographer for the 2014 jukebox musical Walking on Sunshine and the 2014 salsa dance comedy Cuban Fury starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, and Chris O’Dowd.

Litza Bixler talks with the Cinematheque's Jim Healy about her career journey as an artist, her contributions to the movies of Edgar Wright, the influences of Metropolis, and the collaborative process of filmmaking. 

Bixler is currently Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence in UW Madison's Division of the Arts' Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program. The program brings innovative artists to UW Madison’s campus to teach semester-long, interdepartmental courses and to publicly present their work for campus and community audiences. The program is funded through the university’s Office of the Provost. The spring 2021 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program is presented by the UW Madison Division of the Arts and hosted by the Dance Department with Professor Li Chiao-Ping as lead faculty. Co-sponsors include the Art Department and Department of Communication Arts.

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Cinematalk Podcast #31: FAUNA, with Nicolas Pereda

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

As a listening companion to the LACIS and Cinematheque presentation of Fauna, this episode of Cinematalk features our Mike King in discussion with the movie's writer, director, and editor, Nicolas Pereda. Pereda's work has been the subject of more than 30 retrospectives worldwide in venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Jeonju International Film Festival and TIFF Cinematheque.  Fauna premiered at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, and has gone on to play the New York, San Sebastian, and Los Cabos Film Festivals. Listen to Cinematalk below or subscribe to Cinematalk through Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Fauna is presented with the support of UW Madison’s Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS).

Cinematalk Podcast #30: A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX, with Rodney Ascher

Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Posted by Jim Healy

Our first episode of Cinematalk for 2021 makes a great supplement to the Cinematheque's showcasing of A Glitch in the Matrix. Glitch director Rodney Ascher talks with the Cinematheque's Jim Healy about how he put his new movie together and simulation theory’s relationship to cinema history and sci-fi literature. Rodney joined us in person at the 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival to present a program of his unique short movies and the Madison Premiere of Room 237, his much-acclaimed exploration of fan theories attempting to decode the hidden meanings of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. He spoke with us from his home in Los Angeles during a busy time when his movie has its online premiere and is opening in virtual cinemas around the country. Listen below, or subscribe to Cinematalk through Apple Podcasts or anywhere you get your podcasts.

Cinematalk Podcast #29: DETERMINED

Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Posted by Jim Healy

In conjunction with the Cinematheque's presentation of the powerful new documentary Determined, this episode of Cinematalk features our own Ben Reiser moderating a lively panel of five women who together have spent the past seven years determined to tell the story of Determined. Producers Therese Barry-Tanner, and Eileen Littig, Director Melissa Godoy, Sound person Shawndra Jones, and one of the subjects of the film, Karen McElwee, all sat down to talk with Ben via Zoom for an engaging and informative discussion about the making of this remarkable film.

Listen to this episode of Cinematalk below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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