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Lichman and Rizov "Live" at Grassroots Tavern: Season 5, Episode 4, "Vadim Rizov’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula"

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Lichman and Rizov “Live” at Grassroots Tavern: Season 5, Episode 4, “Vadim Rizov’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Hello Michigan!

Summer is officially over and all the kids are going back to school. Such is the case with friend of the podcast Akiva Gottlieb, who is off to make Ann Arbor his new home for some graduate program in thermonuclear dynamics and relating to Eric Rohmer. I’m not really sure.

But before that we discuss the nature of geographic cinema—in that how does one leaving New York for Michigan and continue to watch rep cinema? Do they wait for an IFC release to trickle out there, or do they resort to the Internet and torrenting? Does such a thing upset a director, as we ask Preston Miller (God’s Land), whose movie will play at the Buffalo Film Festival next month.

And then, of course, we discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Because that film really was better than the folks whose sole job it is to “review” a film by its box office said it was.

So sit back and listen to us after the break as we wax poetic on the end of Summer 2010 and the beginning of the end of 2010’s cinematic calendar. And hope you dig our little audio nods—all of which are used with the utmost hope we never get sued, because God knows some of us (i.e. me) can’t even afford to swing up to New York these days. (JL)