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ChatCast 57: Chris Dortch II on the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

ChatCast 57: Chris Dortch II on the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

February 25, 2020

The Chattanooga Film Festival, accept no substitutes! We've been obsessed with the CFF for a few years now, and we can no longer imagine a year without it. As long time listeners, you're well aware of its glory. You new dorks, get ready to genuflect! A big reason why the CFF beats the pants off most festivals is Founder/Programmer extraordinaire Chris Dortch!

This week, we sit down with the cinema fiend to discuss why the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020 is going to top all previous years. CASTLE FREAK! Filmmaker Rob Grant is gonna destroy his movie, and you get to pick the weapon! Oh! And we get the scoop on a few new details about this year's fest that you won't want to miss.

Passes are on sale now. Click HERE. If you've waffled in the past, this is the year to correct your mistakes!

You can track all CFF happenings on Twitter @chattfilmfest, and you can stalk Dortch @cmdortch. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @WBDass & @MouthDork.

ChatCast 56: Rodman Flender on ‘Eat Brains Love’

ChatCast 56: Rodman Flender on ‘Eat Brains Love’

February 18, 2020

Rodman Flender knows what's what. His career has spanned nearly every genre, as well as various formats. He brings a treasure chest of knowledge to this conversation while he's out promoting his new comedy-horror experience, "Eat Brains Love." We have a good ol' time in our favorite projection booth in our favorite movie theater on the planet - the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia.

We begin at the beginning, with Flender's forrays as a projectionist and the lost art form he deeply respects. We discuss how technology is changing the landscape of cinema. No doom and gloom here. We have a long conversation about his documentary "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," and we close it out on the delightful blend of laughs and bloodshed discovered within "Eat Brains Love."

Flender's film is now available to download on iTunes, and you can track him down on Instagram at rodman_f. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork

ChatCast 55: Joe Begos, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove on ‘VFW’

ChatCast 55: Joe Begos, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove on ‘VFW’

February 15, 2020

We got the whole "VFW" gang on the show today! Last year at Fantastic Fest, we spoke with director Joe Begos as well as stars Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove about the gnarly, hellbent for leather, gory ass action film, and got the scoop on how the hell they shot it in under 20 days. For those missing the low-fi badassery of early John Carpenter flicks, this is the movie you've been waiting to see. We are massive fans of the film and encourage all of our listeners to seek it out. After this conversation, you'll be running to the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia, to take it all in on February 20th. It's a film you need to see with a crowd if possible.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 54: Richard Stanley on ‘Color Out of Space’

ChatCast 54: Richard Stanley on ‘Color Out of Space’

February 12, 2020

Richard Stanley is in the house! We continue to unleash our Fantastic Fest conversations held last year in the great state of Texas. H.P. Lovecraft + Richard Stanley + Nicolas Cage = "Color Out of Space." The film is one helluva wallop and lives up to its magical ingredients in ways we were not expecting, but thoroughly enjoyed.

Getting the chance to talk to Stanley regarding his obsession with Lovecraft and his desire to challenge the writer's nastier sensibilities was a true delight, and one we'll cherish for some time to come. We talk about why 'Color Out of Space' was the only Lovecraft tale he could tackle, how his mother influenced his artistic vision and the dreams that came to him as he was mucking about in such dark realms.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. 'Color Out of Space' is now playing in select theaters. Be on the lookout.

ChatCast 53: ChatClub Session One

ChatCast 53: ChatClub Session One

February 11, 2020

A new monthly series in collaboration with the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia!! The ITMOD ChatClub Session One is an in-depth conversation focusing on four recent Alamo screenings featuring the thoughts and opinions of Alamo patrons! Each month we invite ALL to join us up in the projection booth to partake in the chatter.

This month, we discuss the recent Best Picture winner "Parasite," Pedro Almodovar's brilliant "Pain and Glory," the Still Awesome "Amélie," and the entire "IP Man" franchise. We offer a warm, loving environment where you can share your passion (or lack thereof) for these films, and spread that enthusiasm to others via the podcast.

If you missed out on the conversation this month, don't worry! You can join us next month on 3/9 to discuss this month's amazing #DenzelWatchington marathon. Be sure to keep up to date on all things Alamo Winchester by following them on Twitter @alamowinchester, or you can follow the Alamo Winchester Film Club on Facebook.

Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can follow Alamo Winchester programmer Andy Gyurisin on Twitter @Cinemabandwagon, and at filmclubandy on Instagram. 

ChatCast Oscar 2020 Rewind: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Parasite’

ChatCast Oscar 2020 Rewind: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Parasite’

February 10, 2020

Bong Joon-ho is a four-time Oscar winner, and we could not be happier! To celebrate, we're revisiting the conversation we had with the director right before his Fantastic Fest 'Parasite' premiere. This chat is, without a doubt, one of our most cherished ITMOD memories, and we can't help but reshare it with our listeners.

The 92nd Academy Awards was a historic night in cinema. We discuss the wins and losses of the nights, and what they mean for the future of cinema. Spoilers: we're feeling pretty optimistic at the moment, and we hope Bong Joon-ho ushers in a new era where the truly GREAT films of the year are awarded. Fingers crossed.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 52: Jack Henry Robbins, Tim Robbins, & Kerri Kenney on ‘VHYes’

ChatCast 52: Jack Henry Robbins, Tim Robbins, & Kerri Kenney on ‘VHYes’

February 3, 2020

'VHYes' is an incredible celebration of yesterday's pop culture. Director Jack Henry Robbins cobbles everything wonderful and awful about the VHS era and splatters it upon the screen in a film that is one-part 'Kentucky Fried Movie,' two-parts 'Twilight Zone.' This week we return to our Fantastic Fest conversations to bring you a chat with Jack as well as his producer/guest-star Tim Robbins, co-star Kerri Kenney, and the two young leads Mason McNulty and Rahm Braslaw. Trust us, gang, you do not want to miss this wild chat. A definite highlight from our ITMODChatCast episodes.

'VHYes' is currently playing in select theaters. Find where by clicking HERE.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork and @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 51: Gille Klabin, Carl W. Lucas, & Justin Long on ‘The Wave’

ChatCast 51: Gille Klabin, Carl W. Lucas, & Justin Long on ‘The Wave’

January 24, 2020

Justin Long trips the light fantastic in his latest film from director Gille Klabin and screenwriter Carl W. Lucas. We cornered the three filmmakers at last year's Fantastic Fest to discuss their psychedelic white-collar fantasy "The Wave," which just hit streaming as well as theaters in select cities. Be wary of hallucinogen folks, one dose, and you may be transformed into a herald of Galactus. What the hell does that all mean? The film is a true mind-bender, and it has the audacity to back up its madness with an incredible visual canvas. Bask in all its glory.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 50: Jessie Maltin & Leonard Maltin on ‘Maltin on Movies’

ChatCast 50: Jessie Maltin & Leonard Maltin on ‘Maltin on Movies’

January 16, 2020

Jessie Maltin and Leonard Maltin join us to ring in our big 50th Episode! What an absolute pleasure and a total honor! The famed film critics continued the epic 10th Anniversary Bash for the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia, with a two-night celebration of film from every era. In this episode, we talk about all manner of subjects, including the trinkets we obsess over and the tricks to nabbing the perfect interview, but the key takeaway is the reverence we all share for this art form that we love so deeply. Do not miss this episode!

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork, @sidewalksiren, & @theturtledork. Of course, you can also follow Jessie Maltin @jessiemaltin & Leonard Maltin @LeonardMaltin. Also, keep up to date on all things Maltin by visiting www.leonardmaltin.com/our-links/

ChatCast 49: Matthew Modine on ‘Full Metal Modine Weekend’

ChatCast 49: Matthew Modine on ‘Full Metal Modine Weekend’

January 2, 2020

Are you ready for the most epic episode of the ITMODChatCast, yet? NO! You are not!! The time has finally come for FULL METAL MODINE WEEKEND!!! In November, the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia continued their 10th Anniversary Celebration with a massive 9-film Matthew Modine retrospective, and to everyone's amazement, the actor joined in on the festivities. Not only did Mr. Modine sit down with us to chat up his various films, but he also took the opportunity to drop some serious knowledge. On top of that, we invited Full Metal Modine sweepstakes winners Scott & Ida to explain their Modine fandom and why they flew halfway across the country to participate in this insane event. Finally, we close out the episode on a conversation with friend-of-the-podcast Shawn Decker discussing the significance of the Full Metal Modine weekend screening of HBO's "And The Band Played On."

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can keep up to date on all things Alamo Drafthouse Winchester @alamowinchester, and you can track down Matthew Modine & Shawn Decker @MatthewModine & @shawndecker.