Cultural Chitchat for know-it-alls, ne'er-do-wells and nattering nabobs everywhere! Each episode features the rantings, ravings and erudite patter of independent musicians, filmmakers, writers and comedians holding court on cultural topics of the utmost importnace.
Check me out. You can hear a 42 minute interview with me on Michael Dean's podcast Clone The Homeless. We talk about lots and lots of things. Frippertronics, the Titanic, dust devils, film festivals and much much more. Download it here.
A loving tribute to off-the-radar films, as well as a journey into the faded balconies of single screen movie theaters. To most well-educated cineastes, off the radar films bring to mind titles like Eraserhead, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, The Sweet Smell of Success and Detour. This week, our team of fundits dig deeper into the celluloid closet as we discuss Mormon educational films, medical training films, and other oddities with catchy titles like The Estrogen Cycle of The Rat. And if that’s not enough, we share our love for single screen movie theaters, explore the rapidly changing theater going experience, and pay homage to faded movie palaces like San Francisco’s Strand Theater, Boston’s Pilgrim Theater, and more.
Guests Include: Jack Stevenson is an American film writer and print collector who moved from San Francisco to Denmark in 1993 but remains a big fan of San Francisco and Market Street and the Tenderloin and Tulan in particular. His books include Fleshpot, Land of 1,000 Balconies and Addicted.
Christian Bruno co-directed the fantastic short documentary Pie Fight ’69, a classic look at San Francisco film history. He is currently finishing a documentary about the demise of single screen movie theater called Strand: A Natural History of Cinema. He is a dapper dresser.
Jesse Ficks programs the Midnites For Maniacs triple bill extravaganza at the legendary Castro Theater. He also writes about film in various national publications.