John Pierson -“Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Slacker” and More

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The man that brought you “Slacker,” “Clerks,” “Thin Blue Line” and “Go Fish” comes on the podcast to talk about the golden age of indie film – the 80’s. John Pierson talks about negotiating, finding new films, dealing with film makers and more. He tells his story of making a place for himself in the indie film scene in his great book, “Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes.” This book is filled with great stories. Instead of having JohnPierson just repeat them, I tried to get him to expand and give a perspective 20 years later.

In the interview I might have slammed Michael Moore for making money on his message and I also might have gotten sucked into an internet scheme. You’ll have to listen to find out!

John Pierson wasn’t here just to indulge us! He’s got a great film festival to promote.Pierson_S14_C

At the Cinefamily Theater on March 4 John Pierson is presenting Spike Lee’s first film “She’ Gotta Have It” and on March 5th he’s presenting “Roger & Me.” On both films Pierson was the “Producer’s Representative.” Find out what that means when you listen to the podcast.

The Cinefamily Theater in Los Angeles on Fairfax Ave, up the street from Cantor’s and down the street from Oakie Dog, is in the middle of the “Underground USA Indie Cinema of the 80’s film festival. There are great films like Repo Man, Blood Simple, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Evil Dead, Desperately Seeking Susan and more. That’s right, MORE!

John Pierson was born on April 30, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He has been married to Janet Pierson since 1983.

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Starlee Kine Resents “Garden State,” A Lot

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sStarlee Kine (“This American Life,” “Mystery Show” podcast) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (“Clerks”) talk “Garden State” in this lost episode.

Being from NJ myself, I had to make sure this movie was treated properly. So I also got Eric “Danger” Nienhaus to join us. Eric is so Jersey, he says “yup” and chews with his like a cow. If you didn’t know, chewing like a cow is out state song.You got three people from New Jersey and one native Angelino discussing Zach Braff’s first (and thanks to the fans, not his last) motion picture. […]

The Eric Schaeffer Interview

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Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSThe Director of “If Lucy Fell” and “My Life’s In Turnaround,”  Eric Schaeffer, talks about life as an indie director. How he went from cabbie to indie darling and back again. (Not really back, but it sounded good.) He addresses The fall out he had with his partner Read more about The Eric Schaeffer Interview[…]

Three of the Week – RIP Edition

Boo! Every Monday, we present three podcasts you might not know about. Try them out. Tell me what you think.

In honor of Halloween, we feature three podcasts that are no longer making new episodes, but you can still find them on itunes. They are now dead. DEAD!

 

Things We Did Before RealityThis show is more of a zombie. About once a year a new episode will may show up. It’s comedian Will Franken’s show from top to bottom. He writes, records and plays all the characters. The show feels like a one man Monty Python mixed with a strange dream. Look at the shows as a double comedy album.

 

 
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Razzies Awards & Sean Conroy

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Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSThe Razzies & a tiny actor. The founder of the Razzies  talks about giving out awards for the worst movies of the year and if he’ll let Sandra Bullock off the hook. First we talk to a very small Italian actor who was a troll in  “Troll 2,” Read more about Razzies Awards & Sean Conroy[…]

“Troll 2” actor George Hardy

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Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSS“Troll 2” star George Hardy (the dad) talks to us about cheap sets, flubbing lines, stale pizza and his opinions on another cult classic, “The Room.” You’ll be surprised at his review. Plus, Sean Conroy (UCB) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (“Clerks”) & host Adam Spiegelman talk about the what Read more about “Troll 2” actor George Hardy[…]