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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 761 (01/24/20): 2020 Movie Preview

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 54:00

Tenet_small We ignore rumor and speculation and confine our 2020 Movie Preview to the current movie year (see you in 2021, Joel Coen's "Macbeth"!). New stuff from Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Wes Anderson and other high-profile directors will – we hope – help us deal with a relative lack of 2019 MVPs Adam Driver and Florence Pugh. And we announce the follow-up to last year's 9 From '99 series with a new one: 8 From '84.

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:

THE CAVE -- Feras Fayyad Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 26:11

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When I spoke with Feras Fayyad on 0ctober 7, 2019, I started with whether or not the Syrian filmmaker had had any trouble getting into the United States. An irony in retrospect considering the difficulties he is currently encountering entering the United States (sign the petition to allow him in here).

My question prompted him to discuss the issues he has faced over the years with his own government over the documentaries he has made. We went on to talk about his imperative to tell stories that don’t put the Assad regime in the best light, and that put him in the same harm’s way as his subjects, as well as why coming from a family where women were the majority made telling the story of women doctors in a war zone doubly important for him.

His film is an immersive experience showing footage of unseen in this country of the effects of the sustained bombing of al Ghouti, where the population has been forced underground, and where a heroic group of women doctors, led by Dr. Amani Ballour, struggle to treat patients, and to maintain their own equilibrium in a place where buying salt can be a political act. Our conversation covered his own experiences as a child being bombarded by chemical weapons, and later, as an adult, listening to the screams of women being tortured when he was imprisoned and tortured himself.

Fayyad’s word of choice for Dr. Ballour is “extraordinary”, and the more he talked about filming and getting to know her, the more obvious that it’s a word that only begins to describe her: a woman with a revolutionary world view in a country where women can be treated as little more than chattel. We also touched on the role of any fundamentalist religion or philosophy in oppressing women, and where people can get involved to help the most vulnerable victims of concerted, targeted attacks by both Syrian and Russian regimes.

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 Gentlemen

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

Thegentlemen_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 caught in the middle of a very classy drug war in Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.

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:

Kirill Mikhanovsky - Writer, Director, and Editor - Fish Dreams, Gabriel and the Mountain, Give Me Liberty

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

Givemeliberty_2_original_small Born in Russia and living in Milwaukee, Kirill is an alumnus of NYU's Graduate Film Program and the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and founded Give Me Liberty Productions with Alice Austen in 2015.

His film work includes Fish Dreams, the Russian mini-series  Dubrovsky, and as co-writing Gabriel and the Mountain.

Kirill's most recent feature film is Give Me Liberty, which he co-wrote, directed, edited, and co-produced, with creative partner, Alice AustenGive Me Liberty premiered at Sundance and had its world premiere at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes.  Give Me Liberty was nominated for several Film Independent Spirit Awards.