Episode 48 – The Lady From Shanghai

1737425_originalFor 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 (16,301 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (novel), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 9 Jun 1948
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

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 (16,301 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (novel), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 9 Jun 1948
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Episode 42 – Murder on the Orient Express

20140824122325!Murder_on_the_Orient_Express_-_UK_posterOur 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 (31,653 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paul Dehn (screenplay)
Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery
Released: 24 Nov 1974
Plot: In 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.

 

A Reel Education LIVE on February 22nd!

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A 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 (31,653 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paul Dehn (screenplay)
Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery
Released: 24 Nov 1974
Plot: In 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.

Episode 38 – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Oshima_1_largeFor 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 (8,567 votes)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Writer: Laurens Van der Post (novel), Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay), Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano
Runtime: 123 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, War
Released: 02 Sep 1983
Plot: In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ...