Mamo #250: On Ebertfest

Mamo comes to you from Champaign, Illinois, the home of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival – Ebertfest! We sit down on a park bench to discuss the festival and three of its films: Joe vs. the Volcano, Big Fan, and Kinyarwanda. Plus a big shout-out to the Jane Addams Book Shop.

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Goon
Guest

re: the talk about film vs. Sports, scripted art vs. Improvisational/random

I guess the middle ground becomes pro wrestling, enjoyed by both meat head sports guys and also appears at Comic Con?

Matthew Fabb
Guest

“…also appears at Comic Con”, the problem if you are talking about San Diego Comic Con, that is pretty huge qualifier. I mean at this point it’s very little that *doesn’t* appear at Comic Con. Everything from Glee to Penn & Teller has a panel at Comic Con, which these days is more about popular culture in general rather than just geek culture.

Matt Price
Guest

I’d say that pro wrestling might be sampled by both hardcore sports fans and traditional geeks, but it isn’t taken seriously by either group.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Congrats on passing episode #250, which considering that you guys had only passed #200 last summer before the box office contest that means you guys have been put out a lot of episodes in the last year.

Dave Nandes
Guest

I’m experiencing literary tumescence at the thought of that book store.

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