Cinecast Episode 233 (part 2) – The Fests and Furious!

    So we’ve been gone for two weeks. This is what we’ve been doing with our time since the last episode. Kurt spent a Halloween week with the crew at the After Dark Festival while Matt and Andrew went down to cider country for good ol’ homegrown fun with The Flyway Film Fest. A good time was had by all. Here’s how it all went...

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Flyway Pubcast #5 – Xan Aranda Talks About Andrew Bird Documentary

Today’s Pubcast is brought to you by Andrew, Matt, Flyway regular Xan Aranda (of the Chicago Short Film Brigade) and Summit Beer Brewing Company. Though Xan has typically been involved with programming the shorts for Flyway Film Fetival in the past, this year she’s here pretty much just for the fun of it. Of course this isn’t to say she...

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Flyway Pubcast #4 – Madtown! (Mike Pickering and Mike Scholtz)

For this go-round, Matt and I got a look at the documentary short subject with new friends Mike Scholtz and Mike Pickering. These guys saw the importance of what was going on in Madison, Wisconsin last summer and decided to risk police arrest and capture as much as they could on film. Madtown is shown in three acts and goes right inside the capitol building to...

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Flyway Pubacast #3 – Gary King!

Our good buddy GARY KING is back at Flyway once again! While he doesn’t have a film this year (he had two last year so he’s trying to maintain modesty), he’s always down for a cine-conversation. James Gillham from Where the Long Tail Ends wanted to talk to the director a little bit about horror films in general, given the time of year. I...

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Flyway Pubcast #2 – “Adventures in Plymptoons” Director Alexia Anastasio

Early on in the evening Matt Gamble and I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with writer/director Alexia Anastasio to talk about her new documentary, Adventures in Plymptoons. One of my favorite films from Flyway 2011, this documentary explores the vivid and whacky mind of renowned animator, Bill Plympton. You may not recognize the name, but you probably...

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Flyway Pubcast #1 – Programmer/Director Rick Vaicius

So we’ll start this series of interviews and diascussions with the most apropos of places: founder/director/programmer Rick Vaicius [vay-shus]. The interview actually took place in the middle of the evening but as you’ll see throughout this series, that’s due partly out of simplicity and obviousness, but also possible drunkenness on the part...

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