Film Grain

Film Society of NWPA

A podcast by the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Greater Erie Film Office.

All Episodes

This week on Film Grain, we bring to you the entire UNEARTH Fantasia Film Festival Q&A hosted by Erika Berlin, executive director of FILM SOCIETY of NWPA. Guests: John C. Lyons, co-writer/co-director/co-producer of UNEARTH.  Dayan D. Oualid, writer/director/producer/actor of DIBBUK.  UNEARTH cast members PJ Marshall,  Monica Wyche, and  Brooke Sorenson. DIBBUK is the short film that played with UNEARTH at the Fantasia. Find out more information about "Unearth" here.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram ---- "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 21

91 min

Erie actor, comedian and podcast host J.J. Hodges from "For Comic Junkies"  joins Erika, John and Mike for a discussion on motion picture revenue during COVID - specifically Disney's "Mulan" and Christopher Nolan's "Tenet."  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram ---- "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 13

46 min

Film Grain is joined this week by Jacqueline George whose Producer credits include The Cheetah Girls, Batman and Robin, Dick Tracy and more. She has worked with the Downtown Erie YMCA, and the Board President of Dafmark Dance Theater. Today, we discuss her work with the Erie Dance Film Festival as well as her career in the film industry.  Learn more about the Erie Dance Film Festival here.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram ---- "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 7

56 min

Joshua Pribanic of The Public Herald joins us to discuss Invisible Hand, a documentary from himself, Melissa Troutman and Andrew Geller about the rights of nature - executive produced and narrated by Mark Ruffalo. Tickets are available individually for the digital premiere this Thursday, or to all Patrons of The Public Herald on Patreon.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram ---- "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 31

57 min

The final episode of 2020 before our summer hiatus! In this episode Erika, Jesse, John and Mike discuss the animated series "Big Mouth" on Netflix with the help of special guest Danny Pakulski - a local student, artist and filmmaker.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 3

45 min

Palm Springs brings much needed comedy to Jesse, John and Mike this week - and stick around for a conversation on Erie, film school and Amerimasala with Soraya Johnson, a Cinema Production Student and Erie Arts & Culture Teaching Artist in training. We also discuss the New Horizons summer [virtual] filmmaking program for teens. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jul 27

76 min

Explore the rainy, alligator-infested world of Crawl with Erika, Jesse, John and Mike this week and stick around for a conversation on "Starfish" an independent film whose proceeds are being directly donated to fund cancer research. Also discussed: the WGA inclusion report - https://www.wga.org/uploadedfiles/the-guild/inclusion-and-equity/WGAW_Inclusion_Report_20.pdf  Our special guest this week is Sossie Nova of Retro United Inc. Learn more on his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroUnitedInc/videos  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jul 20

61 min

This week John explores the controversy surrounding 1940’s “Gone with the Wind” and 2017’s “Split," and shares his thoughts on The Art of Self-Defense available on Hulu.  Our special guest this week is Paul McNulty, General Manager of The Movies at Meadville movie theater in Meadville, PA. Learn more on their website: https://www.themoviesat.com/  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jul 13

38 min

"Hannibal" unnerves both the mind and the stomach, and most of all tells an incredibly tense story that somehow made it to network television. Let us know what you think in the comments on this post on our social media channels. Our special guest this week is Matthew White of Whitethorn Digital, a video game developer and publisher in the heart of Erie, PA.  Find more about their games online - https://whitethorndigital.com/ Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jul 6

103 min

Explore the tense, shaky world of "Shirley," with Erika, John and Mike this week. Watch along with us on Hulu, and let us know what you think. Our special guest this week is Dennis Koper, co-owner of the Sunset Drive In located in Waterford, PA, who discusses his history with the drive in, as well as challenges him and his wife have faced since becoming owners in the '80s.  Additionally, the crew discusses the latest COVID news and provides an update on Film Grain Dinner and a Movie at the Bourbon Barrel.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jun 29

64 min

Erika, Jesse, John and Mike discuss this week's film, "The Watermelon Woman," available for free for a limited time on the Criterion Channel to support Black Lives Matter and Pride Month. Our special guest this week is Jessica Annunziata, an Erie-born actress, theater-maker and storyteller, who breaks down her career thus far and tells us about the importance of letting stories be heard.  Additionally, the crew discusses the latest COVID news as it effects film production, as well as "Unearth"'s debut at Fantasia Film Festival later this year.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jun 22

68 min

Film Grain mourns the passing of one of our largest supporters, Joe Butoryak. His presence will be missed by each of us as well as the Erie community he was a part of.  Join Erika, John and Mike as they discuss this week's film, "The Edge of Democracy," a documentary by Petra Costa that walks viewers through the troubled history of Brazil's "democratic" government. After the discussion, watch the film yourself on Netflix, and let us know your thoughts on any of our social media channels. Our special guest this week is Corey Cook, a Erie-based musician and teacher who has started several programs based on education and community growth. Learn more about his programs on his website.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  

Jun 15

74 min

From Adam Sandler and and the Safdie brothers comes "Uncut Gems," a critical darling seemingly fueled by anxiety about the high-risk, high-reward world of the New York City underbelly. In addition to talking the movie, John, Erika, Stew (live from a train!), and Mike talk with Kelly Armor, an Erie native, folklorist and teaching artist working with Erie Arts & Culture.  Learn more about Kelly here.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ 

Jun 8

44 min

You have never seen a movie like Climax. From Gaspar Noe, a director that self-proclaims he makes movies only for his self-satisfaction and pleasure, Climax follows a dance troupe through a collective bad trip. Streaming on Netflix. John, Erika, Stew, and Mike talk with Jason McCann, an Erie native working grip and electric with film productions nationwide. Industry news includes the Chattanooga Film Festival. Support independent creators: https://www.chattfilmfest.org/  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jun 1

72 min

What’s a timber man want with being a wickie? This week, we explore mythology and masculinity on the edge of a grey, damp, isolated tower in an unknown sea. Willem Dafoe (OLD) and Robert Pattinson (YOUNG) star in The Lighthouse, streaming on Amazon Prime, a film that is best or worst viewed under quarantine, depending on who you ask. John, Erika, Jesse, and Stew are joined by Jesus Munoz, GEFO’s young protégé. Spoiler alert: he didn’t like the movie. He stands alone! Also: the fate of Film Under Quarantine (FUQ) Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

May 25

58 min

Seriously, what is going on here? Film fan and scholar Spencer Myers joins John, Erika, Jesse, and Mike to discuss his recommendation, the Oscar-nominated A Serious Man, streaming on Netflix. You might feel a camaraderie with protagonist Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlberg) as lots of horrible stuff is happening to him and he isn’t doing much about it. Sound familiar lately? John makes a case that we are living in Blade Runner 2020 and is reaching out to Lil Miquela’s agent for his next movie. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

May 18

65 min

Is there life on Mars? This week, John, Erika, Jesse, and Mike take the recommendation of listener Heather Steinbrink and watch Troop Zero on Amazon Prime. Christmas Flint dreams of a life amongst the stars and a chance to be on NASA’s Voyager Golden Record (which was a real, very cool thing in 1977). Based on film co-writer Lucy Alibar’s play Christmas and the Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower, it’s full of fun names like Wiggly, Hell-No, and Smash. Erika plugs daily state and local COVID-19 updates as the don't-miss horror show of the century. Explore Films Under Quarantine and take the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DG77GFJ   Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

May 11

48 min

You’re invited...  This week John, Erika, and Jesse discuss What We Do In The Shadows, Hulu’s modern vampire comedy series starring Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, and Natasia Demetriou and based on the movie of the same name from hot-stuff New Zealanders Taika Watiti and Jermaine Clement. Another classic John pick, A Ghost Story, impresses Jesse and once she gets past the sheet-cloaked Casey Affleck, Erika falls in love, too. Streaming on Netflix; also starring Rooney Mara. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

May 4

57 min

Have you tried turning it off and on again? John, Erika, Jesse and Stewart agree: you can’t go wrong with the IT Crowd, a British comedy series starring Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, and Richard Ayaode. John adopted it as the perfect palette cleanser for movies like Children of Men, this week’s movie pick by Erika’s husband, Mike. Featuring quite possibly Clive Owen’s best role, this movie is as bleak as it gets. In our era of pandemic reality, this one hits closer to home than it should. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Apr 27

43 min

This week’s picks are all for the boys. This week, John, Erika, Jesse, and Stewart discuss The King, a Netflix original. Henry V was quite the royal, ascending to the throne and actually hitting the battlefield beside his army. Imagine that happening today? Maybe star Timothée Chalamet can, if only he could breath under the weight of 30lb armor. If medieval violence wasn’t enough, The Boys serves up vigilante justice to arrogant superheros with humor and a grenade inserted into an uncomfortable place. Starring Karl Urban and Jack Quaid on Amazon Prime. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Apr 20

52 min

Oui and Ken! This week, John, Erika, Jesse, and Stewart chose a French love story and an Israeli espionage drama. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a slow-burn tale of an artist and her dynamic muse with, arguably, the best payoff ending this group has seen in years. Starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel and streaming on Hulu. The Spy, executive produced by and starring Sasha Baron Cohen, is a mini-series on Netflix depicting the (mostly) true story of Israel’s most notorious spy, Eli Cohen. We say YES to both. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Apr 13

54 min

You go girl, learn some film history! This week, John, Erika, Jesse, and Stewart find body positivity with Netflix’s Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald), a full-figured highschooler who, with the help of Dolly Parton and some drag queens, ends up competing in her mother’s (played by Jennifer Aniston) beauty pageant. Even Stew found it heartwarming. The team went to film school watching the first three episodes of The Story of Film: An Odyssey, streaming on Hulu. The Irish filmmaker/narrator brings poeticism to content potentially dry to non-nerds like us. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Apr 6

66 min

In our first ever COVID-19 podcast, John, Erika, Jesse, and Stewart are working remotely and working out the audio kinks. Each week - indefinitely - we will recommend one movie and one series streaming on an ubiquitous service like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Shoutout to editor extraordinaire Britton Rozelle for making us coherent and worth listening to. Candyman, Candyman, Candyman. BOO! This week, we throw back to Candyman, starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Watchable on a Netflix-and-chill night, it lays the groundwork for Jordan Peele’s remake allegedly coming this year. But with the state of the film industry... we don’t know. Do you? Devs. DEVS. If you watch one series in all of 2020, make it "Devs." Starring Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, and Alison Pill, it’s a near-perfect sci-fi mini-series. Trust us. Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Mar 26

60 min

In lieu of a full episode this week, Jesse discusses the plan for the Film Grain event and podcast moving forward in light of the current pandemic. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for more frequent updates regarding episode releases and guests. There will still be episodes every Monday, but COVID-19 has made us reconsider how we handle guests, and are currently looking at our options for future episodes.  As always, thank you for listening to Film Grain. 

Mar 23

3 min

This week Erika and Jesse discuss the next Film Grain feature, Rian Johnson's "Knives Out." They also interview Bill Kern of the newly minted Bastion Studios in Erie, PA.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Mar 16

38 min

This week Erika, Jesse, John and Stew discuss the next Film Grain feature, the Mr. Rogers tale, "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood." They also interview Rebecca Styn of Room 33, The Erie Reader and more, to discuss her career in the city.   Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Mar 9

36 min

This week Jesse, John and Stew discuss the next Film Grain feature, "Jojo Rabbit." They also interview Greg Windle of Erie Multimedia and CAM Erie to discuss his path through the digital media industry in Erie.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Mar 2

50 min

This week Erika, John and Stew discuss the next Film Grain feature, "Parasite." They also interview Erie Hip-Hop pioneer and creative, Cee Brown known for his work across the city with The Erie Reader, Erie Times, and the "Our Erie" project. Find out more about Cee Brown and his upcoming album on his website.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Feb 24

50 min

This week John, Jesse and Stew discuss the next Film Grain feature, "Harriet." They also interview the Performing Artists Collective Alliance (PACA) Executive Director Mark Tanenbaum and talk Erie, performing arts, and "The Life and Times of Judas Iscariot." Learn more about the PACA on their website. After the discussion, Erie Reader's Forest Taylor's reviews "Gretel & Hansel." Read more on the Erie Reader website.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Feb 17

44 min

Today Stew and Jesse are joined by soon-to-be regular Forest Taylor (of the Erie Reader and "Slaughterfilm Presents" at the Erie Movie House) for a discussion of this week's feature Film Grain showing - "Judy" - depicting Judy Garland's legendary residency in London, 1968. The crew also dives into Oscar categories for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Get tickets for our showing of "Judy" below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Feb 9

55 min

Following recent articles in the New York Times regarding the conduct of Erie Art Museum director, Joshua Helmer, and his subsequent dismissal, we thought we would invite some of Erie’s arts leadership and business experts to discuss Code of Conduct. First, we spoke with Debra Thompson, President of Strategy Solutions, who joined us to discuss the role board of directors play in creating and enforcing the code of conduct in a nonprofit, and best practices for addressing businesses and organizations.  And in our second roundtable, Kate Neubert-Lechner, president of the Erie Playhouse, Jennifer Dennehy, general manager of Dafmark Dance Theatre and owner of Kinetic Creativity, talked about next steps for the Erie art community. Get tickets for our showing of "Joker" below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Feb 4

42 min

This week John and Erika discuss the next Film Grain feature, Moonstruck, featuring Cher and Nic Cage. They also run-down the lineup for the rest of December, January and February, as well as discuss their favorite films and shows from 2019.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Dec 2019

65 min

This week, Erie-natives Stella Ruggiero and Heidi Dugan from Two Moms Writing, a creative venture between two moms who, you guessed it - write,  as we discuss "The Farewell," and "Vows," a film created by students in the area.   Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Dec 2019

41 min

This week, Erie-born writer Phil Pirello joins us to discuss his time in Hollywood as well as some of his projects. Also discussed is the difference in opportunity between Erie and Hollywood, and knowing what market can support your ideas.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Nov 2019

55 min

This week, the team from MenajErie studio joins us to discuss their documentaries "Rust Belt New Americans" and "Art 100," the latter of which was created in tandem with Edinboro's 100 years of art celebration this year. Also discussed are film festivals and what we'd like to see in an Erie-focused one.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Nov 2019

58 min

This week professor and film historian Brian Sheridan joins us to talk about his beginnings in the world of film appreciation as well as some film history regarding Alice Guy-Blaché, the focus of "Be Natural," our newest Film Grain feature. Also discussed is the importance of diversity and representation in filmmaking both behind and in front of the camera.  Get tickets for our showing below. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Nov 2019

54 min

This week, animator extraordinaire, Brad Pattullo joins us to talk about his beginnings in the world of film-making, as well as how to sue the festival circuit to your advantage. Also discussed is this week's Film Grain dinner and a movie - "Midsommar: Director's Cut." This showing also includes a special bonus: Brad's newest short, "Stuffed."  Get tickets for our showing below.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Oct 2019

79 min

This week, the Nightmare on State Street planning committee - Alayna Gallagher, Britton Rozzelle, Natalie Wiepert and Riley White - join John and Erika for a discussion on their favorite horror movies including "The Conjuring," "The Invitation," and "Lake Mungo."  Get tickets for our showing of "The Uninvited," or presale tickets for Nightmare on State Street on our website. The Uninvited / Nightmare on State Street  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Oct 2019

48 min

This week, writer and musican Jim Morton joins us to talk about scriptwriting do's and don'ts, as well as our Film Grain showing of "The Nightingale," the latest film from the director of "The Babadook."  Get tickets for our showing of "The Nightingale" and the locally-produced "Flower" below.  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Oct 2019

45 min

Producer, self-proclaimed "crew-guy" and survivor of "Rock the Boat," the New Kids on the Block party cruise joins us to talk "The Matrix" in honor of its 20th anniversary. Mike also talks about some reality TV horror stories from the set, analyzes "Undercover Billionaire," and gives some tips to local businesses on being transparent with producers.  Get tickets for our showing of "The Matrix" below, which includes select segments from "The Animatrix," for the first time in Erie.  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Oct 2019

69 min

Adam Welsh and Nick Warren from the Erie Reader join us today to continue where last week's conversation left off - on bringing a critical eye to the arts, and the importance of critique to a city. Also discussed is the "40 under 40" experience. The two join us for a discussion on "Mad God," our Film Grain feature this week that includes a Q and A with legendary artist, Phil Tippet, himself.  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 2019

55 min

Brad Ford and Kris Risto join us this week to discuss the Erie Art Gallery, the new exhibition, "Blood Black Nothing," in addition to discussing our next Film Grain feature, "Booksmart," this Thursday.  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 2019

47 min

Taylor Prach of the Free to Choose Network joins us this week to discuss her life post film school in the Erie area in addition to discussing our next Film Grain feature, "Rocketman." Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 2019

32 min

Actress and producer Shannon Hamm and videographer Corey Esper join us to talk what steps small towns like Erie can take to bring talent back home in addition to discussing our next Film Grain feature, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco."  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 2019

37 min

Join us for a look at our Fall and Winter season including films like "Aliens," "The Farewell," and "Rocketman." Tickets available through our website. Also on this episode: a look into Netflix's cancellation problem and what it means for media consumption, and our television recommendations.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Sep 2019

38 min

Erika Berlin, president of the Film Society of NWPA, joins to talk the mission, history and future plans for the organization.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 2019

39 min

This week, we welcome Sharon Dale from Greater Erie Arts Rental. She then joins us for a discussion on the future of filmmaking in Erie, along with what equipment and support filmmakers will need moving forward. "Destroyer" screens on August 21st, 2019, as part of the society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 2019

46 min

In a special episode, we're joined by cast members from Discovery Channel's "Undercover Billionaire." Star Glenn Stearns, along with Mindy Stearns, R.J. Messenger, Dawn Van Scoter, and Mathieu Sanders talk the Erie-set series. The first episode of "Undercover Billionaire" is now available.  "Apollo 11" screens on August 14th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 2019

37 min

In a special episode, we're joined by cast members from Discovery Channel's "Undercover Billionaire." Star Glenn Stearns, along with Mindy Stearns, Ronald J. Messenger, Dawn Van Scoter, and Mathieu Sanders talk the Erie-set series. "Undercover Billionaire" premieres on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, August 6th. "High Life" screens on August 7th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Aug 2019

57 min

This week, we welcome Craig Stadler, CTO of Erie Data Systems and creator of Petey Vid, a new way to search for video content, while he then joins us for a discussion on getting the word out on your creative endeavors in Erie.  "The Biggest Little Farm" screens on July 24th, 2019, as part of the society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jul 2019

56 min

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