Category Archive: Live Shows

Jun 01 2015

Episode 48 – The Lady From Shanghai

The Lady from ShanghaiFor this episode, we return to the lovely Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis to enjoy Orson Wells’ curious film noir, The Lady from Shanghai.  The film stars Wells and his then wife Rita Hayworth, who makes her first appearance on our podcast.  Melissa is the only member of our team who has seen the film before so both Tim and Jena have a chance to react to all sorts of weirdness that arises when an auteur has his vision compromised by studio interference.  On the other hand, maybe some of that interference wasn’t such a bad thing…

Our next episode will jump forward a few years as we watch Edge of Tomorrow!

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai poster Rating: 7.7/10 (20,917 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (story based on a novel by), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 24 Dec 1947
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Apr 18 2015

A Reel Education LIVE on May 31st!

lady-from-shangaiA Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on May 31st! This time, we will be presenting Orson Welles’ film noir The Lady from Shanghai, starring Rita Hayworth

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 Lady from Shanghai

Sunday, May 31st

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

The Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai poster Rating: 7.7/10 (20,917 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (story based on a novel by), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 24 Dec 1947
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Mar 01 2015

Episode 42 – Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient ExpressOur episode was recorded live at the Trylon theater in Minneapolis.  We watched the only adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel that the author actually liked, Murder on the Orient Express.  The cast is full of A-list stars including Ingred Bergman, who won  an Oscar for her performance in this film.  After the movie, audience members joined us for a discussion of the film.

Our next episode will introduce Jena to Bette Davis as we watch All About Eve!

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Murder on the Orient Express poster Rating: 7.3/10 (40,303 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paul Dehn (screenplay by)
Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 24 Nov 1974
Plot: In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

 

Feb 14 2015

A Reel Education LIVE on February 22nd!

murder-on-the-orient-express finalA Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on February 22nd! This time, we will be presenting Murder on the Orient Express, which contains one of the greatest ever all-star casts.

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 Murder on the Orient Express

Sunday, February 22nd

Film starts at 7:30 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Murder on the Orient Express poster Rating: 7.3/10 (40,303 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paul Dehn (screenplay by)
Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 24 Nov 1974
Plot: In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Jan 01 2015

Episode 38 – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas Mr. LawrenceFor our holiday episode, we returned to the fabulous Trylon Microcinema to watch and discuss Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.  We not only discussed the film but we found ourselves pulled into a conversation about the Hayes code and about 80’s synth tracks!  Jena was saddened that this film featured a lot of David Bowie but not a lot of his package.  Well, you can’t win them all.

Happy New Year!

Our next episode, we’ll be watching House of Wax!

And we’ll be returning to the Trylon in February for Murder on the Orient Express!

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.

 

Dec 01 2014

Episode 36 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains, and AutomobilesWe were glad to return to the Trylon Microcinema for a live recording this episode!  We enjoyed Steve Martin and John Candy in the dramedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  Tim got to share his own story of travel hell although he was quick to point out that his car never caught on fire. The first part of the episode was recorded in a coffee shop so enjoy the background noise!

Our next episode will be about Mystery of the Wax Museum.

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.

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.

Aug 01 2014

Episode 28 – Metropolis

MetropolisOur newest installment was once again recorded live at the Trylon microcinema in Minneapolis!  We watched Metropolis with live accompaniment from Fugitive.  Jena was treated to what many would consider the first true Science Fiction film with original music composed specially for the showing! A sold out house joined us for a great experience and many of them stayed behind to discuss the film.  It was a great discussion cut short only because we wanted to make sure the folks at the Trylon could go home.

Please note that part one of the episode was recorded outside and part two was recorded inside the theater with audience interaction.  We apologize if anything is difficult to hear.

The break music is “Desruction” by Loverboy.  It comes from the Moroder soundtrack.

Our August 15th episode will be a discussion of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood!

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.

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.

Jul 01 2014

Episode 26 – The Conversation

The ConversationThis week’s episode was recorded live at the Trylon theater in Minneapolis.  We watched Francis Ford Coppola’s classic thriller The Conversation featuring Gene Hackman.  Afterward, we had a spirited conversation with several members of the audience.  Because we were live in the theater, some of the conversation might be a little bit quiet for some listeners.  Sorry about that!

Our next episode will be all about Buster Keaton’s The General!

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.

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