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The Projection Booth Podcast

  • Special Report: Agent Recon (2024)

    21 JUN 2024 · On this special episode Mike talks with writer/director Derek Ting, actor Marc Singer, and actress Nikki Leigh about their parts in Ting's latest film, Agent Recon. This action/sci-fi film opens in the U.S. on June 21, 2024.
    Played 38m 23s
  • Special Report: Birder (2023)

    20 JUN 2024 · Mike spoke with director Nate Dushku, writer Amnon Lourie, and star Michael Emery about their queer horror film Birder (2023) in which a birdwatcher (Emery) visits a nude campground in New Hampshire. 
    Played 18m 17s
  • Special Report: Mind Body Spirit (2023)

    19 JUN 2024 · On this special episode, Mike talks with Alex Henes and Matthew Merenda, the directors and co-writers of Mind Body Spirit, a found footage horror film in which a yoga influencer (Sarah J. Bartholomew) finds there's something going on in her studio.  
    Played 33m 39s
  • Episode 690: Cool Hand Luke (1967)

    19 JUN 2024 · Andrew Nette, El Goro, and Mike have no failure in communicating about  Stuart Rosenberg’s 1967 film Cool Hand Luke.  The film stars Paul Newman as the titular Luke.  He’s a former war hero who cuts the heads off of some parking meters and gets tossed onto a chain gang for his crimes.   We discuss the film and the book as well as highlighting some of Rosenberg's other directorial efforts. 
    Played 1h 31m 12s
  • Episode 689: Executioner's Song (1982)

    12 JUN 2024 · We’re kicking off a month of Patreon requests with a request from Dallas Novell; 1982’s TV movie The Executioner's Song. Based on a book by Norman Mailer with a screenplay by Mailer -- and maybe Tracy Keenan Wynn -- it’s the story of the last nine months in the life of Gary Gilmore which stars Tommy Lee Jones as Gilmore and Rosanna Arquette as his girlfriend, Nicole Baker.'s Amanda Reyes and's Mark Begley join Mike to discuss the film, capital punishment, and more while director talks about how The Executioner's Song came about.
    Played 2h 36m 23s
  • Episode 688: Three O'Clock High (1987)

    5 JUN 2024 · We wrap up Comedy Month with a look at Phil Joanou’s 1987 film Three O’Clock High. Based on a screenplay by Richard Christian Matheson and Tom Szollosi, the film stars Casey Siemaszko as Jerry Marshall, a dweeby high school student that runs awry of new student and general malcontent Buddy Revell, played by Richard Tyson. Tim and Agatha Luz join Mike to discuss how the film is an exercise in style which sets it apart from other typical high school movie fare.
    Played 2h 47m 6s
  • Special Report: Phoebe Jane Hart

    2 JUN 2024 · Mike talks with filmmaker Phoebe Jane Hart about her latest short film, Bug Diner, which has been playing at major festivals in 2024. Be sure to catch it if you can. Visit to learn more about Ms. Hart.
    Played 11m 53s
  • Special Report: Alonso Duralde on Hollywood Pride

    1 JUN 2024 · Mike talks with author Alonso Duralde about his latest book, Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film, an exhaustive look a queer film history and its participants. The book is now available for purchase.  Buy it now at
    Played 27m 12s
  • Special Report: Escape from Tribeca 2024

    31 MAY 2024 · Friend-of-the-Podcast Jonathan Penner returns to discuss the line-up for 2024's Escape from Tribeca program at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as some other events and programs of interest. The festival runs June 5-16. Get more details at
    Played 33m 1s
  • Special Report: John Michael McCarthy Interview

    30 MAY 2024 · Our story takes us to Memphis where Mike White is hot on the trail of John Michael McCarthy... a so-called "filmmaker" that trades in skin and sin, making lurid movies like The Sore Losers, Teenage Tupelo, Superstarlet A.D., and so much more. White gets every filthy detail about JMM's rap sheet and his new book filled with depravity and available via Fantagraphics: 
    Played 1h 10m 17s

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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 600 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

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