Episode 121: 48 Hour Film Project New Haven 2018 Recap

 Haley Copes, Trish Clark, and Ryan Licwinko.

Haley Copes, Trish Clark, and Ryan Licwinko.

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On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with 48 Hour Film Project New Haven Producer Trish Clark and with Ryan Licwinko and Haley Copes, two local filmmakers who participated in the 2018 competition during the final weekend of July. Licwinko's team, everyoneleavesnewhaven, made the martial arts movie, "The Warrior, The Guardian, and The Liar. Copes's team, Bounce Lounge Productions, made the comedy, "A Slice of Chaos."

Episode 119: Trish Clark / 48 Hour Film Project New Haven 2018

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On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with Trish Clark about this summer's 48 Hour Film Project New Haven, the eighth annual Elm City competition to make a 4 to 7 minute movie that follows an assortment of randomly assigned criteria over the course of one weekend. Breen and Clark also talk about the Nutmeg Institute, which Clark co-founded to help connect and inspire local filmmakers.

Links

http://www.48hourfilm.com/new-haven-ct

https://www.nutmeginstitute.com/

https://www.facebook.com/48HourFilmProjectNewHaven/

Episode 118: The Catcher Was A Spy / Won't You Be My Neighbor?

 THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (2018)

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (2018)

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On today's episode, host Tom Breen and New Haven Independent reporter Allan Appel review two movies: THE CATCHER WAS A SPY, Ben Lewin's new biopic of professional baseball player-turned-WWII spy Moe Berg, and WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, about the Fred Rogers and the legendary PBS children's program, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

Episode 116: Jim Barone / The Week Of

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On today's episode, host Tom Breen talks with Jim Barone, a Hamden native who stars in the new Adam Sandler Netflix comedy, THE WEEK OF. Barone lost both of his legs due to complications with diabetes a few years ago, but is now embarking on an acting career, and is calling one of the most famous comedians in the world a new friend and mentor.

Episode 113: Chappaquiddick

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On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen and New Haven Independent reporter Allan Appel review CHAPPAQUIDDICK, a new dramatization of the night of and week after U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (played here by Jason Clarke) drove his car off of a narrow bridge on Martha's Island, resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, a former RFK campaign aide who was riding along with him.

Episode 111: The Death of Stalin

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On today's episode, host Tom Breen and New Haven Independent staff writer Allan Appel review THE DEATH OF STALIN, the new political satire from writer-director Armando Ianucci that is set in Moscow in 1953 and follows the days before and after the death of Joseph Stalin, the three-decade dictator of the Soviet Union, as his closest cohort of advisers plan the unplannable: how to replace a cult of personality.

Episode 109: Norman Weissman / Griggs Collection

 The title sequence from Norman Weissman's 1968 film, THE LANGUAGE THEY SPEAK.

The title sequence from Norman Weissman's 1968 film, THE LANGUAGE THEY SPEAK.

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On the first segment of today's show, host Tom Breen talks with Yale film archivist Brian Meacham and documentary filmmaker Norman Weissman about an upcoming screening of Weissman's eclectic industrial and educational films from the 1950s through 1970s.

On the second segment of the show, Breen and Meacham talk about the 50-year anniversary of Yale's acquisition of the John Griggs Collection, which marked the beginning of the Yale Film Archive as we know it today.

Links

An Evening with Norman Weissman—Treasures from the YFA: https://www.facebook.com/events/371080160030135/ 

Yale Collection of Classic Films: 50th Anniversary Celebration: https://www.facebook.com/events/1941302269466810/

Episode 108: Black Panther

 Preston Wilson, Lucy Gellman and Shawn Murray

Preston Wilson, Lucy Gellman and Shawn Murray

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On today's episode, host Tom Breen talks with Joe Ugly in the Morning Producer Preston Wilson, New Haven Arts Paper Editor Lucy Gellman, and Fantasy Filmball Host Shawn Murray about BLACK PANTHER, Ryan Coogler's much-anticipated Marvel movie set in the African techno-utopia of Wakanda. Breen, Wilson, Gellman, and Murray talk through BLACK PANTHER as a Marvel movie, a Black movie, and a movie about isolationist vs. interventionist politics. 

On the second segment of the show, the four play a BLACK PANTHER-themed version of Fantasy Filmball, where they recast classic and contemporary movies with the filmmaking team behind BLACK PANTHER.

Links

Fantasy Filmball: http://filmballpod.com/

Joe Ugly in the Morning: http://www.uglyradio.net/Home/joe-ugly-in-the-morning/

New Haven Arts Paper: https://www.artspaper.org/

Episode 107: Pizza, A Love Story

 PIZZA, A LOVE STORY director Gorman Bechard (center) and producers Colin Caplan (left) and Dean Falcone.

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY director Gorman Bechard (center) and producers Colin Caplan (left) and Dean Falcone.

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Today’s show is all about PIZZA, A LOVE STORY, a new documentary from local filmmaker Gorman Bechard and producers Colin Caplan and Dean Falcone that is all about just why, oh why, the small New England city we call home has three of the best pizza places in the world, all within a few blocks of one another. Host Tom Breen talks with them about about their research into Pepe’s, Sally’s and Modern, and about how America’s century-long love affair with pizza has been influenced by a small group of family-owned, Italian-American restaurants based out of New Haven.

Links

Kickstarter page for PIZZA, A LOVE STORY: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gormanbechard/pizza-a-love-story-a-documentary-on-the-ultimate-s?ref=creator_nav

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY website: http://www.pizzaalovestory.com/

Episode 106: M by Fritz Lang

 M poster by Brian Meacham.

M poster by Brian Meacham.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 31, host Tom Breen introduced a screening of Fritz Lang's 1931 crime thriller M at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale as part of the Treasures from the Yale Film Archives series. Today's episode features a recording of that introduction, as well as a few thoughts on the enduring appeal of this masterpiece of world cinema.

Links

M Notes for the Treasure from the Yale Film Archive screening: http://web.library.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/M%20Notes%281%29.pdf

M Poster for the Treasures from the Yale Film Archive screening: http://web.library.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/M%20Poster.pdf