Category Archive: Informational

Jul 21 2015

Did you miss us?

Hi there fans of our podcast!  You may have noticed that July 15th came and went and we didn’t post a podcast.  Yeah.  We’re sorry about that.

Things got pretty busy with CONvergence and putting together a fringe show and we just weren’t able to sit down and record.

Here’s the good news, though – we’ll be back on August 1st with a podcast about Jackie Brown!

Jun 03 2015

Do you need more Reel Education?

Do you lament that you only get two Reel Education episodes per month? Do you long for more episodes about movies that feature lots of guns and fedoras and rain and shadows from Venetian blinds?

Your troubles are over, because we are proud to announce a brand new sister podcast named A Reel Education: Noir! The podcast format is the same, but the hosts seek to do a deeper dive into the shadowy corners of the film noir era, as well as explore films that influenced the genre, and discuss films that were influenced by the genre. (In other words, it’s a great excuse to watch a lot of film noir.)

New episodes of the new podcast arrive on the 7th and 21st of the month, which means if you subscribe to both A Reel Education and A Reel Education: Noir, you will get new cinema talk poured into your ears every week or so. So grab your whiskey and your favorite goon and head on over to ReelEduNoir.com!

Dec 07 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on December 21st!

kinopoisk.ruA Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on December 21st! This time, we will be presenting David Bowie content, by way of a screening of the very weird POW camp drama, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence!

The Trylon microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films. They also serve organic popcorn with real butter, so you know these folks are serious about the film experience.

Tickets are $8. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Sunday, December 21st

Film starts at 7:15 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence poster Rating: 7.3/10 (11,749 votes)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Writer: Laurens van der Post (novel), Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay), Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano
Runtime: 123 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, War
Released: 02 Sep 1983
Plot: During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Nov 23 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on November 30th!

Planes Trains

A Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on November 30th! This time, we will be presenting the Thanksgiving classic comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

The Trylon microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films. They also serve organic popcorn with real butter, so you know these folks are serious about the film experience.

Tickets are $8. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Sunday, November 30th

Film starts at 7:00 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles poster Rating: 7.6/10 (98,743 votes)
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy
Released: 25 Nov 1987
Plot: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Jul 15 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on July 20th!

Metropolis

A Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon microcinema on July 20th! This time, we will be presenting Metropolis, the very first feature-length science fiction film. As an extra treat, this silent classic will be accompanied with live music by FUGITIVE!

The Trylon microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films. They also serve organic popcorn with real butter, so you know these folks are serious about the film experience.

Tickets are $10. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Metropolis

Sunday, July 20th

Film starts at 8:00 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis poster Rating: 8.3/10 (124,251 votes)
Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Thea von Harbou (screenplay), Thea von Harbou (novel)
Stars: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp
Runtime: 153 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 13 Mar 1927
Plot: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Jun 05 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on June 29th!

Conversation-RGB

A Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on June 29th! This time, we will be presenting the The Conversation, the 1974 psychological thriller starring Gene Hackman. One of Francis Ford Coppola’s finest films, The Conversation is a complex piece steeped in Watergate-era paranoia.

The Trylon Microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films. They also serve organic popcorn with real butter, so you know these folks are serious about the film experience.

Tickets are $8. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring The Conversation

Sunday, June 29th

Film starts at 7:15 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

The Conversation (1974)
The Conversation poster Rating: 7.9/10 (80,445 votes)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 01 Jun 1974
Plot: A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Mar 31 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on May 4th!

Bridge on the River Kwai Final

A Reel Education is returning to live shows, starting on May 4th! This time, we will be at The Trylon Microcinema, where you can join our live recording session, which comes after a screening of the Alec Guinness classic, Bridge on the River Kwai!

We are excited to introduce you to our new venue, The Trylon. The Trylon Microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films.

Tickets are $8. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Bridge on the River Kwai

Sunday, May 4th
Film starts at 8:00 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai poster Rating: 8.2/10 (164,723 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: Pierre Boulle (novel), Carl Foreman (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa
Runtime: 161 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Released: 14 Dec 1957
Plot: After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Jan 03 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on January 18th!

DoubleIndemnity

Once again, A Reel Education will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater! On January 18th, you can join our live recording session, which comes with a matinee screening of Billy Wilder’s perfect film noir, Double Indemnity!

Not only are tickets a mere five bucks, but if you bring a friend… they get in FREE! That’s right! It’s a 2-for-1 deal where you and a buddy can enjoy the glory of Double Indemnity on the big screen for five measly dollars!

In addition, The Parkway Theater is a great venue in the heart of South Minneapolis. The theater is partnered with Pepito’s, the Mexican restaurant next door, so you can actually eat Mexican food and drink beer in the theater.

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Double Indemnity

Saturday, January 18th
Intro at 1:00 PM, film at 1:15 PM. Podcast continues after the film.

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (109,287 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: PASSED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Plot: An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Nov 27 2013

A Reel Education LIVE on December 14th!

Vertigo-Draft1

Once again, A Reel Education will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater! On December 14th, you can join our live recording session, which comes with a matinee screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s brain-twisting thriller, Vertigo! That’s right: Jena liked our last Hitchcock outing so much that we couldn’t resist giving her more!

Not only are tickets a mere five bucks, but if you bring a friend… they get in FREE! That’s right! It’s a 2-for-1 deal where you and a buddy can enjoy the glory of Vertigo on the big screen for five measly dollars!

In addition, The Parkway Theater is a great venue in the heart of South Minneapolis. The theater is partnered with Pepito’s, the Mexican restaurant next door, so you can actually eat Mexican food and drink beer in the theater.

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Vertigo

Saturday, December 14th
Intro at 1:00 PM, film at 1:15 PM. Podcast continues after the film.

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo poster Rating: 8.4/10 (279,038 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel (screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay), Pierre Boileau (novel), Thomas Narcejac (novel)
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Released: 21 Jul 1958
Plot: A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Oct 21 2013

A Reel Education LIVE on November 17th!

TheThingReelEducationOnce again, A Reel Education will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater! On November 17th, you can join our live recording session, which comes with a matinee screening of John Carpenter’s gooey horror thriller, The Thing! That’s right… Reel Education is getting Kurt Russelled!

Not only are tickets a mere five bucks, but if you bring a friend… they get in FREE! That’s right! It’s a 2-for-1 deal where you and a buddy can see The Thing on the big screen for five tiny dollars!

In addition, The Parkway Theater is a great venue in the heart of South Minneapolis. The theater is partnered with Pepito’s, the Mexican restaurant next door, so you can actually eat Mexican food and drink beer in the theater.

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring John Carpenter’s The Thing

Sunday, November 17th
Intro at 1:00 PM, film at 1:15 PM. Podcast continues after the film.

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

The Thing (1982)
The Thing poster Rating: 8.2/10 (287,086 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon
Runtime: 109 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 25 Jun 1982
Plot: A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.

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