Sunday, April 24, 2016

Episode #78 - Eric Allen Hatch (Possession)

"Baltimore appreciates things that are abnormal and don't necessarily cohere to mainstream values, and our audiences are excited to see that exists in film too."

Baltimore rarely gets a mention on the list of great film cities, but in the 1970s, six different theatres all played Robert Downey's Putney Swope. That's just some of the historical digging Eric Allen Hatch has done, who now continues the legacy by programming the Maryland Film Festival, which has quickly risen the ranks to become one of the most essential micro-film festivals in the nation. In his talk with Peter, Eric discusses his initial entry into classical Hollywood and art cinema, and his desire to keep Baltimore as a place for off-beat culture that appeals across spectrums, as well as his strange obsession with photoshopping Paul Blart into canonical classics. Afterwards, the two talk about the Isabelle Adjani-starrer Possession, perhaps the psychological horror film. Who knew that a film that features a bloody space monster could speak so well to their romantic relationships?

0:00-3:47 Opening
4:44-11: 35 Establishing Shots — Eddie Bracken and Grace Moore
12:19-40:45 Deep Focus — Eric Allen Hatch
41:21-43:39 Sponsorship Section
45:31-1:02:56 Double Exposure — Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
1:03:01-1:04:39 Close
Learn more about this year's upcoming Maryland Film Festival, and see the announced line-up of films.
To purchase the 129-minute director's cut of Possession, click here.
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Notes and Links from the Conversation
Trouser Press Record Guide
—The Video Americain
—Read an interview with Sean Price Williams
—Learn more about Skizz Cyzyk
—Eric on Baltimore's theatre history
The Red Room
—The Canyon Cinema Catalog
—Baltimore Filmmakers: Ramona Diaz, Stephanie Barber, Matthew Porterfield
The New Parkway Theater
—A note on Eric's Baltimore Museum of Art program
—Alex Ross Perry mentions the Impolex story here
The Alloy Orchestra
—Eric's #OnePerfectShot parodies
—Pitch podcast on the Clearmountain Pause
—A trailer for Zuwalski's On the Silver Globe

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