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A Reel Education LIVE on September 9th!

Breakfast at Tiffany's

That’s right! A Reel Education will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater on September 9th, 2013! With this live recording session, you will also get to enjoy the wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the 1961 classic starring Audrey Hepburn!

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 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 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. How cool is that?

It’s so cool that you want to join us! (…and spread the word about this awesome event!)

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Monday, September 9th
Intro at 7:15 PM, film at 7:30 PM. Podcast continues after the film.

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's poster Rating: 7.7/10 (150,845 votes)
Director: Blake Edwards
Writer: Truman Capote (based on the novel by), George Axelrod (screenplay)
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Released: 04 Nov 1961
Plot: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Episode 5 – The Road Warrior

, with special guest: ,

The Road WarriorOur last episode was about the soaring greatness of Lawrence of Arabia.  A great movie it is but we figured that we needed to have a little more fun.  This episode, we watched Mad Max 2, which is better known as The Road Warrior.  Many cars were wrecked.  Very few lines were delivered. Awesomeness was achieved.  We were joined by Melissa’s friend Fes Works to enjoy this fine example of 80’s post apocalyptic action.

Our September 1st episode will be a tribute to the late Ray Harryhausen as we watch The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad!

The Road Warrior (1981)
The Road Warrior poster Rating: 7.6/10 (154,845 votes)
Director: George Miller
Writer: Terry Hayes (screenplay by), George Miller (screenplay by), Brian Hannant (screenplay with)
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Runtime: 94 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 May 1982
Plot: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Episode 4 – Lawrence of Arabia

, with special guest:

Lawrence of ArabiaHoly crap!  This movie is so long we had to split this episode into three parts! Lawrence of Arabia is an undisputed classic no matter what the length so Melissa and Tim couldn’t wait to show it to Jena.  There is significant geeking about the score, the flimmaking and Peter O’Toole.  If you have never seen this movie, you have missed one of the great pleasures of film geekdom.  Don’t let yourself miss out for too much longer!

Our next episode will be out on August 15th and we’ll be watching The Road Warrior!

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia poster Rating: 8.3/10 (241,170 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Runtime: 216 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Released: 11 Dec 1962
Plot: The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Episode 3 – Argo

, with special guest:

ArgoWe don’t want to be accused of only watching old movies so for this episode, we focused on the 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Picture – Argo!  Not only has Jena never seen the movie, she has no first hand memories of the historical event upon which it was based! Not only does she get to learn about the movie, but she also gets to learn about something that happened.  Well…if you ignore all the stuff that isn’t actually true.

Our next podcast will be on August 1st and we’ll be talking about Lawrence of Arabia!

Argo (2012)
Argo poster Rating: 7.7/10 (532,853 votes)
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by), Joshuah Bearman (based on the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Released: 12 Oct 2012
Plot: Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Episode 2 – Singin’ in the Rain

, with special guest:

Singin' in the RainFor our second episode, our permanent co-host Melissa Kaercher joins the party to enjoy one of the greatest movie musicals ever made – Singin’ in the Rain.  We don’t know how Jena managed to go this long without experiencing “Make ’em Laugh” but that horrible oversight has now been rectified.  Enjoy the episode and remember to jauntily tip your cap to Gene Kelly!

And keep an ear out for our next episode on the 15th of July when we look at 2012 Best Picture, Argo.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Singin' in the Rain poster Rating: 8.3/10 (194,530 votes)
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Writer: Betty Comden (story by), Adolph Green (story by)
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: G
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released: 11 Apr 1952
Plot: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Episode 1 – Casablanca

, with special guest:

CasablancaWelcome to the inaugural episode of our podcast! This podcast will follow our attempts to  educate Jena Young on the great films that she hasn’t seen yet. Or, occasionally, just the ones she doesn’t remember.  This week’s episode was recorded before co-host Melissa Kaercher became a co-host so Tim Wick educates Jena all on his own.  If you didn’t suss it out from the title, we start with one of Tim’s favorite films – Casablanca.  To open the podcast, Jena tells us everything she knows about the movie she is about to see.  Then we take a break to watch the movie. If you really feel like playing along, you can watch it too!  Then we come back and discuss the movie.  We hope you enjoy our first podcast and keep coming back for more!

Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca poster Rating: 8.5/10 (475,184 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay), Murray Burnett (play), Joan Alison (play)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Released: 23 Jan 1943
Plot: A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

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