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The Projection Booth: Episodes

Burn some cork, put on your tap shoes and get ready to put on the "coon show" to end all "coon shows" as we talk about Spike Lee’s 2000 satire of African-American representation in culture, "Bamboozled."
13
Feb
2014
99:45 mins
We're looking at the 1973 action film HIT from director Sidney J. Furie. The film stars Billy Dee Williams as federal agent Nick Allen. When Nick's sister takes a hot shot, he goes on the warpath for the people that put the smack on the streets.
The Robocop remake is coming out this week so we're giving you a little taste of Robocop past with this music mix that dates, in part, back to our 16th episode. Enjoy!
Jeff Gerber has a problem. He used to be a White insurance salesman. But, now, he's a Black man. Maybe it was too much soy sauce? Either way, it's a brand new world for this suburban bigot. Join us as we talk about this 1970 satire from Melvin Van Peebles.
Can your heart stand a bevy of beautiful women who try to dance their way into the afterlife, judged by the Emperor of the Underworld (Criswell) and the Princess of Darkness (Fawn Silver)?
21
Jan
2014
225:14 mins
A highly controversial film, William Friedkin's Cruising was as confusing as it was confused. It's a slasher film, of sorts, set in the leather bar scene of the late '70s.
On this special episode, former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Marjorie Conrad talks about her upcoming feature film, Chemical Cut and gives the behind-the-scenes haps on ANTM, too.
Wakefield Poole's Boys in the Sand was one of the first adult films to find mainstream success. By itself, this is remarkable, that the "gay porn" film came out a mere 18 months after Stonewall and a year before Deep Throat makes it even more so.
We talked to Fred Williamson about Original Gangstas 2: Old School Gangstas, a project he's trying to get funded via Kickstarter. Give our interview our listen and then give Fred some greenbacks.
More of our interview with Brian Hoyle. Here he talks about his affection for Exorcist II: The Heretic.
07
Jan
2014
106:42 mins
Ever want to see Sean Connery wearing a red diaper? Then look no further than John Boorman's Zardoz, a political allegory with nods to The Wizard of Oz.
As mentioned in our Zardoz episode, there are a lot of songs related to the film. Here's a collection of Zardoz music for your listening pleasure.
Also known as Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz (AKA Brave Detective, Schwartz) this early film was co-directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Ami Artzi.
We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Mike picks Black Shampoo, the blaxploitation film from Greydon Clark about a Lothario hairdresser on the Sunset Strip.
We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Rob picks The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, the surrealist masterpiece by director Luis Bunuel where a group of upper crust couples can't seem to ever finish a dinner party.
Is The Brain that Wouldn't Die a schlock classic or a treatise on unfettered male desire? Why not both? We're joined by Professor Kevin Heffernan, author of Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953–1968.
Orson Welles's follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence set against a tumultuous family, the Ambersons.
America's favorite pin-up girl, Bettie Page, still casts her alluring shadow over popular culture. In Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All, we hear Bettie tell her own story about her rise to infamy and subsequent retreat from the limelight.
Eating Raoul put "cult filmmaker" Paul Bartel on the map with a surprise mainstream hit about Paul and Mary Bland, two Puritanical folks who kill swingers for cash to fulfill their "American Dream."
In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, we're looking at Executive Action, one of the first films to tackle the events of 11/23/1963. We also talk about related films such as JFK, Flashpoint, The Price of Power, and more.
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