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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

Compiled By: PRX Editors

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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 645 (08/18/17): The Trip to Spain, Safdie Bros. Interview, Whose Streets?

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

Trip-to-spain_small Adam reveres the Coogan/Brydon "Trip" movies. Josh? Hadn't seen them. Until now. With Josh finally up to speed on Caine, Pacino, Connery and sixteen other impersonations (along with Coogan and Brydon's career anguish and existential dread) -- Josh and Adam review the third installment, "The Trip to Spain."  Plus, Adam's interview with Josh and Benny Safdie, directors of the Robert Pattinson-starring "Good Time," Josh's thoughts on "Whose Streets?," and the new memoir-turned-movie "The Glass Castle."

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:

WHOSE STREETS? -- Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 15:17

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When I spoke with Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis on April 14, 2017, a certain soft drink commercial featuring a certain member of a family famous for being famous had just been pulled for being offensive.  It’s emblematic of the culture that WHOSE STREETS?, their searing documentary about the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson addresses. My first question to the pair, though, was about the quote that starts the film, and that provides important context for what will follow.

That includes how the media failed in its coverage of the events in Ferguson;  turning residents of Ferguson into insurgents; the militarization of the police; the real definition of patriotism and the hypocrisy of the power structure; a salient comparison between that structure and the Star Wars universe; and how and why both language and images morph;

We finished up with that infamous soft drink ad; modernized blackface; how they worked within and without the system in order to get their doc made; the dialogue that the film has sparked; and what was for me the most moving line in the film. 

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: Dave Made a Maze

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

Davemadeamaze_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 gets lost in an imaginary world with a band of quirky characters in Dave Made a Maze.

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:

Dotty Kultys and Aliona Baranova - Womanimation! 2017 Participants

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

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We interviewed participants in Womanimation!, an international film festival highlighting animated film stories, created by women.

With a background in theater, Dotty Kultys graduated from the University of the West of England with an MA in Animation.  She’s worked on short films, commercial videos, and theater projections.

Dotty's most recent project is the short film The Hunchback and the Swan, using paper cut-outs, collagraphy, pixilation and 2D digital animation, and she composed the film as well. 

The Hunchback and the Swan was created in collaboration with Taffy Thomas, the UK’s First Storytelling Laureate, mentored byPeter Lord, co-founder and Creative Director of Aardman Animations.

Aliona Baranova, originally from Belarus and now in the Czech Republic, studied graphic design in Minsk, Belarus before moving to the Czech Republic to study animation at Tomas Bata University.

Aliona's most recent film, Domov, or Home, is the story of a traveler who recounts some of his journeys around the world, and his mixture of home-sickness and wanderlust, using a variety of textures and looks within its short running time.