Category Archive: Live Shows

Jun 05 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on June 29th!

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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 (84,094 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, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

May 15 2014

Episode 23 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Bridge on the River KwaiThis month, we began our new relationship with the Trylon microcinema in Minneapolis!  They have great popcorn!  For our first film, we watched David Lean’s epic masterpiece The Bridge on the River Kwai featuring Sir Alec Guiness and William Holden.  There was much whistling and a bridge was destroyed!  Nary a lightsaber was to be seen! We had great fun talking about this movie with the attendees of the film and you can hear how much fun if you only listen to the episode!

Our June 1st episode will feature guests Kelvin Hatle and Jerry Belich as we talk about the David Lynch’s failed epic, Dune!

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai poster Rating: 8.2/10 (179,273 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.

 

Mar 31 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on May 4th!

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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 (179,273 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.

Feb 01 2014

Episode 16 – Double Indemnity

Double IndemnityJena was unable to make our recording at Pepito’s this episode so we pulled in a Stunt Jena.  Joining us at the Parkway was Tim’s son Alex, who got to watch his first Noir on the big screen.  Our movie was the Noir classic Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder.  People betrayed each other.  People died.  Insurance was sold.  Yep.  Insurance.  Enjoy our conversation about a great film!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (120,505 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 the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Jan 03 2014

A Reel Education LIVE on January 18th!

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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 (120,505 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 the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Jan 02 2014

Episode 14 – Vertigo

VertigoFor our first episode of 2014, we watched the greatest movie ever made!  At least that is what the Sight & Sound 2012 poll says.  Hitchcock’s Vertigo was projected onto the big screen at the Parkway theatre and we enjoyed Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in all their 35MM glory!  What did Jena think of Hitchcock’s most psychologically messed up masterpiece?  Listen to find out!

Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo poster Rating: 8.3/10 (304,919 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel (screenplay by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay by), Pierre Boileau (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by), Thomas Narcejac (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by)
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 former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Join us on the 15th when we’ll be watching Charles Chaplin’s Modern Times!

Dec 01 2013

Episode 12 – John Carpenter’s The Thing

The ThingOnce again, we recorded live at Pepito’s Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis.  This time, we were joined by Matt Allex from the Horror Show Hot Dog.  We returned to the magical year of 1982 with Matt’s favorit movie: John Carpenter’s The Thing.  The print was absolutely phenomenal and the movie is one of the great horror films of all time.  We were joined by an enthusiastic audience for an ejoyable afternoon of death and nihilism.

Note: We had a few issues with the microphones when we were recording this episode so there are some lengthy silences.  Sorry about that!

Our next episode will be a very special Christmas episode where we watch just about the only Christmas movie Jena has never seen – Trading Places.

The Thing (1982)
The Thing poster Rating: 8.1/10 (312,294 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 team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Nov 27 2013

A Reel Education LIVE on December 14th!

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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: 8.3/10 (304,919 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel (screenplay by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay by), Pierre Boileau (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by), Thomas Narcejac (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by)
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 former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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: 8.1/10 (312,294 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 team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Oct 15 2013

Episode 9 – Rear Window

Rear WindowOnce again, we were able to record an episode live at Pepito’s Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis.  This time, we watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rear Window.”  Not only had Jena never seen this film before, it was her first Hitchcock film ever.  And she got to see it on the big screen!  The print was amazing and you should all feel really bad that you missed it.  However, you can console yourself by listening to this episode where we dump love all over the master and one of this best films.

Our next episode will air on November 1st and we’ll talk about “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”

Our next live recording at Pepito’s will be on Sunday, November 17th.  We’ll be watching John Carpenter’s “The Thing!”

Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window poster Rating: 8.5/10 (379,113 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the short story by)
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 01 Sep 1954
Plot: A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

 

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