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The Brattle Film Podcast
110 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 39: Summer Job Movies
We dive deep into the commonalities, tropes, joys, and contrivances in iconic movies about summer jobs.
94 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 38: Reopening! And 20 Years of Brattle Premieres
We announce our plan for reopening the cinema to the public after 14 months of darkness, and then we return to our 20th anniversary celebration by highlighting some of the 400 films the Brattle has premiered during the past 20 years.
70 minutes | May 9, 2021
Episode 37: Indipendent Film Festival Boston
We're joined by Brian Tamm and Nancy Campbell of the IFFBoston to talk about this year's line-up, doing the festival virtually for the first time, and how excited we all are that cinemas are finally reopening.
98 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 36: The 2021 Oscar Nominations, Part 2
After lamenting the loss of The ArcLight Cinema chain, Ned, Ivy, Alissa and Ian return to discussing the Oscars, the Brattle's Oscar Party, the nominated shorts of 2020, and the nominated the animation, documentary, and international features.
106 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 35: The 2021 Oscar Nominations, Part 1
Ned, Ivy, Alissa, and Ian discuss their individual histories and feelings about the Academy Awards, and dive deep into this year's nominated films and performances.
80 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 34: 20 Years of the Brattle Film Foundation
We take a look back on the 20 years of our theatre's history as a thriving non-profit institution. Looking at the highs and lows, the film's we premiered, and the decisions Ned and Ivy made when they took on running the Brattle. And we address a listener question about the "cinema as church" analogy we made during our Movies About Going to the Movies episode, and consider the difference between the way films depict movie-going vs TV-watching: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5148645/video/317138170
90 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Episode 33: New Virtual Cinema & A Conversation with Abby Sun
We spend the first part of this week highlighting some titles currently playing or coming soon the the Brattlite, then Ned and Alissa interview DocYard curator Abby Sun about a new year-long virtual festival of 1990's Asian American Film and Video called My Sight is Lined with Visions.
90 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 32: Movies About Going to the Movies
Inspired by Paul Anton Smith's "Have You Seen My Movie," a streaming exclusive currently running in The Brattlite, we're joined by MIT professor Ezra Glenn to talk about our favorite movies about going to the movies and films that take place in cinemas.
116 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Episode 31: Best of 2020
In our epic year-end episode, Ian, Ivy, Ned, and Alissa attempt to name check every film we each loved (or at least thought was worth checking out) from a year that was actually a pretty good year for movies. We hope listeners will not forget these titles, even if we all attempt to erase everything else about 2020.
87 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
State of the Cinema
We kick off Session 2 with special guest Russ Fischer of The Boxoffice Studios who joins to help us assess the state of the cinema industry at the beginning of 2021. And Ned and Ivy share exciting news about the state of our cinema, the Brattle Theatre.
107 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 29: Films for the Holidays, Part 2
We close out 2020 by casting a wide net for Holiday, Alt-Holiday, and Holiday Adjacent movie suggestions across a range of film genres. Then we close out the season with some favorite New Year's Eve pictures.
88 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 28: Films for the Holidays, Part 1
Since we won't be able to do our annual holiday tradition of screening It's a Wonderful Life in December, we take a look at some terrific but lesser known holiday pictures.
90 minutes | Nov 28, 2020
Episode 27: Virtual Cinema Nov / Dec
We spotlight several of the films playing in our virtual cinema at the end of December / Beginning of December. But first we talk Shark Movies after we get a detailed voicemail from a listener.
61 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Episode 26: More Horror Movie Memories
Part 2 of our discussion about memorable encounters with iconic horror films with a whole lot more stories sent in by our listeners, fellow film programers, writers, and podcasters.
81 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 25: Horror Movie Memories + More!
For Halloween, we talk a bit about our upcoming Virtual Gothic Horror series and then invite listeners, members, film writers, fellow podcasters and cinema programers to share stories of their first encounters with iconic horror movies.
87 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 24: Quarantainment Favs and More
This week we look at some recent films that take on enhanced significance when watched during a semi-quarantine. Also we explore just a few of the joys found in contemporary low-budget sci-fi pictures, and we discuss the issue of gatekeeping in genre movie production and reviewing.
77 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Episode 23: Virtual_TIFF_Wrap-Up
In this special episodes, Ned, Ivy, and Alissa bring up their report from the 2020 Virtual Toronto International Film Festival.
90 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Episode 22: Catchin' Up with Classics
We look back on "the summer of no movies" by talking about all the classic films we finally got around to seeing since we haven't had any theatrical releases to go to. With endless streaming options available, and our definition of what constitutes a "classic film" ranging from Citizen Kane to Speed, we each screened some great and fun features.
86 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Episode 21: Virtual Cinema August
We check in with six off the films currently running in our virtual cinema, including 4 documentaries, a new arthouse flick from Belgium, and a restored Hungarian work of psychedelic animation.
73 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
Episode 20: Foundational Films Part 2
This week we resume our discussion of movies that were "key" to forming our personally, our psychological outlook, our career trajectory, our approach to life, or our love of cinema. For us these films range from John Hughes’s Pretty In Pink to Jean Cocteau's Orpheus. What films formed your foundation?
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