Behind the Marquee Podcast

A new podcast every two weeks featuring interviews with filmmakers, discussions with local personalities, behind the scenes chat with MTF staff, and much more. Listen on iTunes using the button below or via the episodes below.

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 34: Barton Organ Restoration

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 34: Barton Organ Restoration

Nick is joined by Michigan Theater house organist David Hufford to discuss his work to restore the historic Barton Organ, what makes it unique, a bit of its history, and what it’s like to accompany a silent film or sing-along.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 33: 2019 and a Decade in Review

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 33: 2019 and a Decade in Review

Nick, Makenzie, Ariel and Jay recap 2019, discuss their favorite films and the last decade of independent cinema, what they’re most looking forward to in 2020 and the next decade, and conclude with their “Movie Gifts”.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 32: Journalism on Screen

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 32: Journalism on Screen

Nick is joined by Zoe Clark (Program Director of Michigan Radio and Co-Host of ‘It’s Just Politics’) and Robert Yoon (Visiting Professor of Journalism at U of M and former CNN Director of Political Research) to talk about the upcoming Journalism on Screen film series at the State Theatre! Discussion includes journalism’s depiction in the movies, its impact on our daily lives, takeaways from each film in the series, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 31: October Newsletter

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 31: October Newsletter

Description: Nick, Nadeem, and Ariel dive into everything that’s happening at the Michigan and State Theatre in October including ‘Joker’, ‘El Camino’, Late Nights, DOCtoberfest, an anniversary for the Michigan, and more! About half-way through Nick suffers through a coughing fit, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 30: Audiences vs. Critics

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 30: Audiences vs. Critics

Description: Nick, Sarah, and Nadeem discuss the discrepancies between critical and audience reviews, where they stand in the great divide, some films they’re willing to defend, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week. 

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 29: Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 29: Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood

Nick, Nadeem, and Jonathan dig into Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and discuss some of the controversies, its themes, the 1960s, pros of 35mm presentation, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week. 

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 28: Fourth of July Movies

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 28: Fourth of July Movies

Nick, Makenzie, and Andi sit down to talk about their favorite movies to watch around the Fourth of July that you can find on the shelves of the Ann Arbor District Library, and as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 27: Tales from the Front of House

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 27: Tales from the Front of House

Nadeem, Nick, Andi, and Thomas discuss their time working in Front of House in this much looser episode of the Behind the Marquee. They give some Michigan & State Theatre history, what they love most about working in a 90 year old building, what they’ve learned, dig into the “FOH Log”, and as always, conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week. 

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 26: Summer Movies

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 26: Summer Movies

Nick and Nadeem recap the 2019 Cinetopia Film Festival before discussing what movies they’re looking forward to this Summer, favorite summer movie memories, and which films they predict to be huge successes. And as always, they end with their Movie Magic Moments.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 25: Cinetopia 2019 Schedule Breakdown

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 25: Cinetopia 2019 Schedule Breakdown

Nick, Makenzie, and Ariel give a day-by-day breakdown of the Cinetopia 2019 schedule and discuss which films they would be attending.

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Behind the Marquee – Ep. 23: Captain Marvel: An Indie Success Story

Behind the Marquee – Ep. 23: Captain Marvel: An Indie Success Story

Nick, Makenzie, and Nadeem discuss Captain Marvel, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the latest blockbuster to follow the trend of being helmed by former indie directors. Plus, they get into the long awaited conversion of “toxic fandom” and as always, conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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