Cineversary

Cineversary

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Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee—everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/pg/cineversarypodcast.


#11 The 400 Blows with Annette Insdorf
May 21 • 48 min
For episode #11 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin takes a trip to France (let’s call it an audio journey) with Columbia University film studies professor Annette Insdorf, author of the book “Francois Truffaut” and former personal translator for…
#10 Pulp Fiction 25th anniversary with Adam Kempenaar
Apr 21 • 54 min
In episode #10 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin invites Filmspotting podcast co-host Adam Kempenaar to join him for a bowl of Fruit Brute cereal, a Big Kahuna burger, and a $5 milkshake from Jackrabbit Slims as they honor the 25th birthday of…
#9 The Matrix 20th anniversary with William Irwin
Mar 17 • 52 min
In episode #9 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin jumps down the rabbit hole with philosophy professor and author William Irwin to explore “The Matrix,” which celebrates a 20th birthday this month. They examine why the film is worth celebrating…
#8 Some Like It Hot 60th anniversary with Laurence Maslon
Feb 17 • 44 min
For episode #8 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 60th birthday to “Some Like It Hot” and is joined by New York University arts professor Laurence Maslon, author of the book “Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary…
#7 Midnight Cowboy 50th anniversary with Niles Schwartz
Jan 20 • 40 min
For episode #7 of the Cineversary podcast, we take a walk on the wild side to New York City in the late 1960s, a town where street hustlers and sex workers find both refuge and rejection—as evidenced in the film “Midnight Cowboy,” which celebrates a 50th…
#6 Bicycle Thieves 70th anniversary with Jacqueline Reich
Dec 16, 2018 • 53 min
In episode six of the Cineversary podcast, we put the pedal to the metal and ramp up our affection for “Bicycle Thieves,” Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece of Italian neorealism, originally released 70 years ago in 1948. Host Erik Martin interviews…
#5 Touch of Evil 60th anniversary with Jonathan Rosenbaum
Nov 11, 2018 • 49 min
In episode five of the Cineversary podcast, the spotlight shines on “Touch of Evil,” Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir classic, which marks a 60th anniversary this year. Host Erik Martin interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum, former head critic of the Chicago Reader,…
#4 Halloween 40th anniversary with Tommy Lee Wallace and Kyle Bishop
Oct 14, 2018 • 72 min
For its fourth episode, the Cineversary podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s classic horror film “Halloween.” Host Erik Martin interviews two guests: the film’s production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, who spills his guts about…
#3: Vertigo 60th anniversary with Drew Casper
Sep 16, 2018 • 49 min
For its third episode, Cineversary pays homage to one of the greatest movies of all time: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” originally released in 1958. Host Erik Martin interviews USC film professor and world-renowned Hitchcock film scholar Drew Casper to…
#2: Groundhog Day 25th anniversary with Danny Rubin
Aug 12, 2018 • 45 min
For its second episode, Cineversary honors the silver anniversary of a solid gold film: Groundhog Day, originally released in 1993. Host Erik Martin interviews the movie’s screenwriter, Danny Rubin, and learns what makes Groundhog Day tick. They discuss…
#1: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary with Barry Vacker
Jul 15, 2018 • 58 min
For our first episode, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of an all-time great flick: 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Host Erik Martin is joined by Barry Vacker, professor of media studies at Temple University and author of the…