Weekly conversations about what is happening in the world of film, including programs related to IU Cinema, a world-class venue and curatorial program that is dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of film in both its traditional and modern forms. Hosts David Carter and Elizabeth Roell enlist other cinephiles, including filmmaker friends, to regularly join the conversation. Always interesting, relevant, fun and sometimes, even provocative, the energetic conversations will made you want to listen often.
This week on the show, we say au revoir to one of are favorite cinephile centric companies, Tees-en-scène. They're closing there doors and David and Elizabeth felt like spreading the word and alerting listeners to a company that tried to put some good out in the world by highlighting the work of usually invisible or underappreciated artists. They're good people and we hope you check out their final wave of pre-orders and clearance items (alot of which center around past IU Cinema guests!) while they're still around.
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We also spotlighted artist Drusilla Adeline aka Hyde Sister. You can find her website here:
This week on A Place For Film, Elizabeth and David give a brief account of their time at this years FilmEx conference. They talk about their favorite panels, the state of independent exhibition and what its like to attend their first formal film conference, let alone virtual film conference. They briefly talk to Yeeseon Chae, another first time attendee and a research assistant at the Black Film Center Archive. Come hear about their discoveries!
Producer Note: Due to the Co-host/Editor/Producer's stupidity, David's audio sounds a little weird. It'll be better next week. Check out Elizabeth's audio tho...silky...
On December 15th, 2020, the IU Cinema hosted a virtual edition of the A Place For Film blog's "Monthly Movie Round-Up". A time for (most of) the regular contributors to highlight a film that stood out to them once a month. It was the first time all the bloggers had been in the same location at the same time, virtual or otherwise. It was a great night filled with in depth discussion of some picks that showcased the holiday in some interesting ways. We hope to do it again someday.
Time Stamps for individual segments:
08:46 - David talks about Strange Days (1995)
21:05 - Laura talks about Tampopo (1985)
29:33 - Jack talks about Tale of Winter (1992)
39:20 - Jesse talks about The Apartment (1960)
47:57 - Michaela talks about Holiday Affair (1949)
1:00:39 - Q&A
A couple days after Christmas, Elizabeth and David decided to have a brief chat about two of the most anticipated releases of 2020 that got a straight to streaming deal for the holiday. They give their thoughts on Wonder Woman 1984 and Pixar's Soul. It's a good time.
Well folks, we made it. Another year of doing this podcast and we finally get to reward ourselves with some comfort food. David, Elizabeth and special guest Alyssa Brookes come together to talk about three of their favorite films that get them through the hectic holidays. It's an episode that 2 parts rom-com (While You Were Sleeping, The Holiday), 1 part anime (Tokyo Godfathers) and all love. Grab a hot dog, your warmest jacket, a glass of white wine and listen in while kick it conversatin' about some Christmas classics.
In a A Place For Film first, we have an immediate returning guest. Ava Clouden returns to talk about some of our favorite nontraditional holiday movies! They delve what the holiday means to each of them and how these films encompass those feelings despite using the holiday as a backdrop. They talk about the films Black Christmas (1974), Hustlers (2019), and Batman Returns (1992). It's a good time
On this emergency episode of A Place For Film, David, Elizabeth and returning guest Ava Clouden lament Warner Media's decision to release their 2020 and 2021 slate of films day and date in theaters and on their HBO Max streaming service. They get into what this means for the future of theatrical exhibition, how the fall of the Paramount Decree will effect this choice and most importantly, what this means for cinema as a conversation piece and artform. Unfortunately, this probably wont be the last time they visit this topic.
For more on the topic, read David article here:
In the spirit of the recent holiday, David, Elizabeth and returning guest Laura Ivins got to gush about a film near and dear to there hearts: Addams Family Values. They discuss its production, not so subtle subtext, Joan Cusack's unforgivable Oscar snub, The late great Raul Julia and just what makes this movie such an odd little masterpiece.
This week on A Place For Film, Elizabeth and David talk the 1946 Alfred Hitchcock film Notorious with returning guest, Publications Editor Michaela Owens! They delve into the allure of Cary Grant, parse what a Noir even is and get deep into what makes this somewhat underrated film in Hitchcock's oeuvre so great. Spoilers galore but the movie came out in 1946 so maybe give it a watch. Its good. We promise
After a week away due to election anxiety, Elizabeth and David talk about...election anxiety! Rather, they talk about what they watched while the votes were being counted. It's a short and sweet catch up convo with two friends dealing with difficult democracy.
This week on A Place For Film we have a special treat. On September 8th, the IU Cinema hosted a virtual conversation about the life and work of French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda. The conversation was between David and Professor Joan Hawkins and moderated by Elizabeth. It was an hour of love, remembrance, analysis and laughs between our co-host and their immensely knowledgeable guest.
What's presented here is a lightly edited version of what streamed that night. So please sit back and listen to Professor Hawkins, David and Elizabeth have a spirited conversation about the ever inspiring Agnès Varda.
Some say the best way to deal with something that's bothering you is to confront it head on. That's what's happening this week on A Place For Film. Elizabeth, David, and special guest (and friend!) Saul Kutnicki are talking about the end of the world. Apocalyptic horror films to be exact. Each brings a different film that explores a unique aspect of the end of days. Along the way they discuss everything from religion, family, music and just exactly what the apocalypse means to them. If that sounds heavy: It's not! These dorks can't help but having a laugh. Here for a good time, not for a long time, right?
28 Days Later
Night of the Comet
Prince of Darkness
Featuring the music of Mort Garson
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey, but Elizabeth and David aren't California dreamin', they're pumpkin spice latte steamin'! Anyway...they're talking about Fall movies. Elizabeth and David delve into Douglas Sirk's All that Heaven Allows and Herbert Ross' Steel Magnolias as well as a grab bag of other movies that take place during the contemplative season of Fall. They talk about what the season means to them and how these movies bring those feeling to the forefront.
This week on A Place For Film, Elizabeth and David are a little tired, but what's NOT tired is there lively and spirited interview with filmmaker Kris Rey! They sit down with Kris to talk about here new film, I Used to Go Here, as well as what she's been watching, her creative process during a pandemic and what the future holds for her. They also get an exclusive on some inspiration for the film that may have been pulled from her 2016 visit to the IU Cinema. Listen and find out what that that is.
In this episode, Elizabeth and David speak to Allis Markham, who is one of the subjects of the 2019 documentary, Stuffed. Allis Markham, owner of Prey Taxidermy, is an award-winning taxidermist based in Los Angeles. In 2017, she was named ‘Third in the World’ at the World Taxidermy Championships. Born in the small town of Madison, Ind., Allis grew up with a love of both nature and art—happily with a lack of supervision that made exploring both possible. Her clients include the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, the Moore Lab of Zoology, The Frost Museum of Science, Colorado State University, and The Getty Museum.
Its been over a year since A Place For Film went on hiatus. Some things have changed but your two co-host haven't. Listen to Elizabeth and David talk about there quarantine watch habits and what you can expect from the third launch of A Place For Film.