Ep. 06 - Abundant Acreage Available (The Savages meets Promised Land)

October 20, 2017

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On this episode we make the usual demands from independent cinema: more sex, more money, and more attention for our podcast. If you're reading this we've succeeded in at least one of those things. However the biggest win for us is the arrival of a new film from Angus MacLachlan, ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE. And while both Chris and Mike agree that it is one of the best films of 2017, they gravitated to two different themes and we explain them in our respective selections of Tamara Jenkins' THE SAVAGES and Gus Van Sant's PROMISED LAND. Come for the enthusiasm of two cinephiles raving over something great, and stick around for the usual bitterness that sets in after we shout into the film podcast void.

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Hosts: Chris @Following_Films Mike @warmachinehorse

Email us suggestions on indie films you are looking forward to at projectingfilm@gmail.com

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Ep. 05 - Different Flowers (Clerks meets The Descendants)

October 3, 2017

DifferentFlowersPROMO.jpgWe are joined by Morgan Dameron, writer and director of DIFFERENT FLOWERS, to discuss her feature debut, road trip movies, family influences, and of course the need for more action comedies set on trains (starring Steve Agee). Then your hosts Chris and Mike explain their favorite elements of this new film by referencing two favorite flicks of old. All this and we reveal The People's Clooney on the latest episode of Projecting Film.

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Hosts: Chris @Following_Films Mike @warmachinehorse

Email us suggestions on indie films you are looking forward to at projectingfilm@gmail.com

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Ep. 04 - Thirst Street (Notting Hill meets Chuck & Buck)

September 23, 2017

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We decide to do a bit of traveling with new release THIRST STREET, which has us discussing home invasion films of a different sort. One involves the perpetually anxious Hugh Grant having his routine put upon by a beautiful and successful movie star, and the other involves this podcast's personal sex icon of Mike White. If that's not a strange enough mashup for you... well, come back next episode! But you'll miss Dan from Get Reel Movies as he reacts to the trailer for this new sex thriller, as well as the usual "obnoxious Americans." Which one can only presume will be the words used in our very first iTunes review.

ALSO: Sexy obnoxious Americans. Just wanted to reiterate that for the SEO results we are after with this film podcast.

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Hosts: Chris @Following_Films Mike @warmachinehorse

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Ep. 03 - Easy Living (Bottle Rocket meets The Big Kahuna)

September 15, 2017

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Writer/director Adam Keleman joins us to discuss his the inspiration, experience on the festival cicuit, and the reactions of the Mary Kay sales force to his new film EASY LIVING. This inspires us to look back at two other films about people hustling to sale others on a dream; be it a life of crime in Wes Anderson's debut feature BOTTLE ROCKET or Kevin Spacey's failed attempt to sell lubricants and many filmgoers on the great gem THE BIG KAHUNA.

Along the way we come to terms with the fact that one of the hosts of this show has earned the role of podcast fluffer.

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Hosts: Chris @Following_Films Mike @warmachinehorse

Email us suggestions on indie films you are looking forward to at projectingfilm@gmail.com

 

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Ep. 02 - Nobody’s Watching (Ghost World meets Top Five)

September 8, 2017

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For our second episode we discuss new release NOBODY'S WATCHING from Argentinian filmmaker Julia Solomonoff. This story of purposeful isolation which complicates creative pursuits not only describes our feeling of starting a new movie podcast after some minor success with a previous show but also inspires just a bit less navelgazing with a discussion on some previous like-minded films. In both Terry Zwigoff's GHOST WORLD and Chrick Rock's TOP FIVE we find lead characters passionate about art but who approach these endeavors with the precision and grace of a sledgehammer. A teenage girl who has just graduated (almost) high school struggles with moving on while still making discoveries in her small town meets a succesfull New York comedian adjusting to being engaged with and commenting on the world sober. Join us as we continue to adjust to this new podcast as we attempt to engage you with current independent cinema by referencing as many movies as we can in 40 minutes!

GUEST: Dave Hart of Pop Culture Case Study stops by to give his reaction and projected film to the trailer for NOBODY'S WATCHING. Hint: it's just an excuse to think of Michael Fassbender in the buff.

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Hosts: Chris @Following_Films Mike @warmachinehorse

Email us suggestions on indie films you are looking forward to at projectingfilm@gmail.com

 

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Ep. 01 - The Vault (Killing Zoe meets The Usual Suspects)

September 1, 2017

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On the first episode of PROJECTING FILM we open up Dan Bush's THE VAULT, a new film starring James Franco and Francesca Eastwood about a bank heist gone wrong. If that sounds familiar, well... trust us when we say that this film has a twist. And if you can't trust your hosts Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston (why would you?), then trust our guest Margo D. from the BOOK VS. MOVIE podcast who gives us her reaction to this new film that she was previously unaware of. Hopefully you share her enthusiasm as we attempt to use two older films to illuminate why you should check out some of the best that indie film has to offer.

ALSO we decide on Chris' new Twitter handle of MrVanilla, but as of yet Mike is undecided on rebranding. Send us your suggestions here:

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