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28 minutes | May 14, 2021
Silver Streams Presents: Labor Goes to the Movies Part 2
This week as we remain on hiatus, we’re featuring part 2 of an episode of Labor Goes to the Movies hosted by Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant and DC Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock. This is the conclusion of Chris’ conversation with our very own Todd Hitchcock where they dive into the lineup of our ongoing virtual DC Labor FilmFest.
41 minutes | May 7, 2021
Silver Streams Presents: Labor Goes to the Movies Part 1
This week as we remain on hiatus, we’re featuring part 1 of an episode of Labor Goes to the Movies hosted by Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant and DC Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock. Chris is in conversation with our very own Todd Hitchcock discussing his own history in the industry and our ongoing virtual DC Labor FilmFest.
44 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
BONUS Episode: This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection Q&A
This week, we revisit New African Film Festival co-founder and Africa World Now Project founder Mwiza Munthali’s conversation with Mosotho writer/director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese [20:17] about his stunning new film THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION, recorded earlier this month to open the 2021 New African Film Festival. The film is now available in our virtual screening room.
84 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
42. High School Confidential: Rian Johnson’s Brick at 15
We have 3 new films in the Screening Room: HOPE (2019) [16:10] | BEAST BEAST [24:55] | BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS [30:09] And we tackle Rian Johnson’s BRICK [37:40] for the 15thanniversary of the film’s release in our Programmer’s Picks section.
97 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
41. No Longer a Teen Wolf: The Howling Turns 40
We have 5 new films in the Screening Room: THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN [16:55] | THE MALI-CUBA CONNECTION [25:54] | SLALOM (2020) [32:13] | CENTER STAGE (1991) [39:04] | MALNI – TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE [44:14] And we dive deep into Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING [48:46] for the film’s 40th anniversary in our Programmer’s Picks section.
107 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
40. It’s a Mann’s World: Michael Mann’s Thief at 40
We have 6 new films/programs in the Screening Room: THE FATHER (2020) [16:46] | SHIVA BABY [25:12] | NINA WU [33:30] | Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2021: Animated [38:28] | Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2021: Live Action [48:18] | Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2021: Documentary [53:28] And we go deep on Michael Mann’s THIEF [1:01:10] for the film’s 40th anniversary in our Programmer’s Picks section.
84 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
39. Elaine May’s A New Leaf 50th Anniversary
We have 3 new films in the Screening Room: SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD [19:34] | KUESSIPAN [24:31] | FRANCESCO (2020) [31:38] And we do a deep dive on Elaine May’s A NEW LEAF [35:52] on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and look at her entire filmography in our Programmer’s Picks section.
110 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
38. Oh Yah! The Coen Brothers’ Fargo Turns 25
We have 6 new films in the Screening Room: ROSE PLAYS JULIE [21:00] | THE INHERITANCE (2020) [27:33] | QUO VADIS, AIDA? [34:19] | PERFUMES [42:14] | THE FEVER (2019) [49:40] | WOJNAROWICZ [53:14] And we go deep on FARGO (1996) [1:04:52] on the occasion of its 25th anniversary in our Programmer’s Picks section, you betcha!
33 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
BONUS Episode: Motherland Q&A
This week, to mark Lithuanian Independence Restoration Day on March 11, we revisit AFI Silver Theatre Associate Film Programmer Abbie Algar's conversation with Lithuanian-American writer/director Tomas Vengris [4:54] about his brilliant feature debut MOTHERLAND (2019), recorded in December 2020 as part of the AFI EU Film Showcase.
41 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
BONUS Episode: Isaac Q&A
This week to mark Lithuanian National Day on February 16, we revisit AFI Silver Theatre Assistant Film Programmer Ben Delgado’s conversation with writer/director Jurgis Matulevicius [5:11] discussing his brilliant debut film ISAAC (2019), recorded in December 2020 as part of the AFI EU Film Showcase. The excellent Lithuanian historical drama is still making the virtual festival rounds. So keep an eye out for it if you missed it the first time.
102 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
37. Bela Lugosi’s Dead…Long Live Dracula
We have 6 new films in the Screening Room: DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER [16:53] | 17 BLOCKS [26:07] | SIN (2019) [34:28] | TEST PATTERN [44:27] | TWILIGHT’S KISS [51:54] | DEMONLOVER [57:00] And we go deep on DRACULA (1931) [1:02:52] on the occasion of its 90th anniversary in our Programmer’s Picks section.
106 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
36. You Talkin’ to Me? Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver
We have 5 new films in the Screening Room: MINARI [14:14] | HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS [25:28] | LAPSIS [35:55] | LEONA [45:19] | JUST DON’T THINK I’LL SCREAM [50:28] And we go deep on TAXI DRIVER [57:40] on the occasion of its 45th anniversary in our Programmer’s Picks section.
40 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
BONUS Episode: Herself Q&A
This week, in anticipation of the 2021 Capital Irish Film Festival taking place March 4 -14 in our Virtual Screening Room, we revisit AFI Silver Theatre director of programing Todd Hitchcock’s conversation with director Phyllida Lloyd [7:58] discussing her brilliant new film HERSELF, recorded in December 2020 as part of the AFI EU Film Showcase. The excellent Irish drama is now available on Amazon Prime.
103 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
35. Sundance 1991: Now and Then
We have 6 new films in the Screening Room: DEAR COMRADES! [17:15] | ATLANTIS (2019) [27:27] | TRUE MOTHERS [35:58] | NOTTURNO [43:43] | MANDABI [50:30] | PSYCHO GOREMAN [54:32] We look at Sundance 1991 with deep dives on DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST [1:04:25] | PARIS IS BURNING [1:14:09] | SLACKER [1:25:25] and more!
33 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
BONUS episode: Identifying Features Q&A
This week, with the acclaimed Mexican drama IDENTIFYING FEATURES opening in our Virtual Screening Room, we revisit AFI Silver programmer Ben Delgado’s conversation with the filmmaking team [3:25], director, co-screenwriter, and producer Fernanda Valadez and co-screenwriter and producer Astrid Rondero, recorded in September 2020 as part of the AFI Latin American Film Festival.
96 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
34. MLK/FBI and MLK on Film
We have 5 new films in the Screening Room: RAMS (2020) [14:54] | ROCK CAMP: THE MOVIE [22:21] | SOME KIND OF HEAVEN [31:36] | ACASĂ, MY HOME [37:42] |MY LITTLE SISTER (2020) [43:26] We take a look at MLK on film MLK/FBI [49:56] | KING: A FILMED RECORD... MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS [1:00:36] | BOYCOTT (2001) [1:07:46] | THE MARCH (2013) [1:13:35] | SELMA (2014) [1:18:27] | KING IN THE WILDERNESS [1:24:35
72 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
33. New Year, New TV – How To with John Wilson/Small Axe/The Bureau
We have 3 new films in the Screening Room: THE REASON I JUMP [15:03] | BLIZZARD OF SOULS [19:42] | BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING LEFT BEHIND [24:47] And we go deep on some of the best TV series of 2020 with HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON [32:20] | SMALL AXE [41:24] | THE BUREAU [59:28]
89 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
32. Yippee-Ki-Yay Mistletoers…Die Hard and Other Christmas Classics
We have 5 new films in the Screening Room: NASRIN [20:13] | TAZZEKA [26:32] | TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH [31:27] | FINDING YINGYING [36:27] | IKARIE XB 1 [41:20] And we preview our Holiday Classics series with IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE [49:34], ELF [54:12], CAROL [58:43], A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951) [1:03:50], THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL [1:07:16], DIE HARD [1:12:22], and more!
83 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
31. Nine to Five at 40
We have 5 new films in the Screening Room: THE WEASEL’S TALE [17:40] | YALDA: A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS [21:38] | ASSASSINS (2020) [26:57] | MAYOR (2020) [30:58] | ARCHENEMY [36:10] And we go deep on NINE TO FIVE [44:10] for its 40th anniversary. Join us as we talk Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and everything that makes this box office hit an enduring classic.
80 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
30. Gordon’s Alive?! Flash Gordon at 40
We have 4 new films in the Screening Room: CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN [16:35] | 76 DAYS [20:35] | MINOR PREMISE [23:34] | THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE [28:54] And we go deep on FLASH GORDON (1980) [32:35] for its 40thanniversary.
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