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In 'Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' Al Sjoerdsma is dedicated to examining each episode of the original 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' television series, show by show in chronological order, in depth and with an eye to the popular culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
 
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Nick has a conversation with Roger Rapoport, writer/producer of 'Coming Up For Air', about shooting in West Michigan, writing about mental health, the difficulties of filming high divers, and so much more. Roger will attend a screening of the film on Friday, September 30 with writer/actress Deborah Staples, actor Chase Yi, and mental health profess…
 
Nick has a conversation with Matt Schwarz and Jordan Frank of the band Quasar Wut-Wut and Olivia Babler of the Chicago Film Archives about 'The First Degree', a silent film long believed to have been lost that will screen at the Michigan Theater on Saturday, Sept. 17 with live accompaniment of an original score by the band. Olivia describes how the…
 
Nick talks to actor, filmmaker and author Greg Sestero, "oh hi, Mark", of The Room. The two discuss his ongoing tour of the cult classic (coming to the Michigan Theater on Friday, September 2), what makes The Room different from other "bad movies", his thoughts on Tommy Wiseau as an actor and director, and much more.…
 
In this surprise installment, Al and Tom Elliott, the host of the Award-Winning "The Twilight Zone Podcast," discuss Richard Matheson's sentimental Amazing Stories tale. The surprise is that it has nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock except that the 80s AHP was on at the same time.
 
In this installment, short story writer John Collier and teleplay writer Francis Cockrell put a different spin on Collier's "Back for Christmas"in which a man digs a hole in his cellar to bury his murdered wife. Here, the Prof fills a cellar hole with concrete, but has he murdered his wife? His friends think he did.…
 
Nick talks with writer/director Anna Baumgarten and producer Danny Mooney of the film 'Disfluency' about its origins from short to feature, filming and editing during the pandemic, and more!You can see the film at the Michigan Theater on Tuesday, March 8, at which they will both be in attendance for a post-film Q and A.…
 
Nick and Sarah welcome Ellen for her first time on the podcast! The three discuss the recent Oscar nominations, including what they're happy to see, what they're disappointed didn't make the cut, and what they predict to happen on March 27. And as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.…
 
So, it's June of 1956, you've come to the end of the first season of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and you've seen all the repeats that are being shown through the summer. What do you do? Well, there's always that Hitchcock film starring James Stewart and Doris Day currently playing in the theaters.
 
Nick has a conversation about all things Hitchcock with Al Sjoerdsma, host of Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents from the Ann Arbor District Library. They discuss the research that goes into Al's show, some of his favorite episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the legacy of Hitchcock and the problematic points of his work, and a whole lot more. …
 
In this installment, Al looks at a Hitchcockian Shaggy Dog story as Dana Edwards uses total recall (with Arnold Schwarzenegger nowhere in sight) to track the hit and run driver who killed his fiancee. But like all Shaggy Dog stories, the ending is sure to be a letdown.
 
Nick has a conversation with Midge Costin, Bobette Buster and Karen Johnson, the team behind the documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinema of Cinematic Sound'. The three discuss their intentions to make a documentary that highlights women in the industry, their decade long journey in making the film, anecdotes involving Steven Spielberg and Barb…
 
In this installment, Clint Ringle murders Walt Norton in a jealous rage because he wants to marry Walt's fiancee, Ellie. With a posse pursuing him, Clint knows just where to hide...in the belfry on the roof of the one-room schoolhouse, where Ellie is the schoolteacher.
 
Nick flashes back to February 2020, to our Direct from Sundance screenings of 'The Last Shift' and 'Dinner in America' where he spoke with directors Andrew Cohn and Adam Rehmeier. Andrew and Adam talk about their time growing up in metro Detroit, how their individual experiences shaped their films, and so much more! New episode next week!…
 
Nick has a conversation with Joe Gantz, Emmy winning filmmaker for 'Taxi Cab Confessions' and director of 'The Race to Save the World', a new documentary playing in virtual cinemas about Climate Change activists. They talk about his life as an activist, his philosophies as a filmmaker, the protests that went into the making of his film, and more!…
 
Inspired by the virtual release of 'Her Name is Chef', Sarah Escalante, Director of Programming and Communications, has a virtual conversation and Q and A with local chefs: Abby Olitzky from Spencer, Allie Lyttle from Lala's, Ji Hye Kim from Miss Kim, and Eve Aronoff from Frita Batidos.
 
Nick speaks with writer/director Haroula Rose, author Bonnie Jo Campbell, and producer David Macias of Once Upon a River. The Q and A includes discussion points about how Bonnie’s book was adapted and the relationship between the author and screenwriter, casting and location decisions, Annie Oakely, the fictional Stark River and more!…
 
Nick hosts a virtual Q and A with Brigitte Amiri, deputy director at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, an Ann Arbor native, and on-screen subject of the ‘The Fight’. Brigitte discusses the trust she had with the filmmakers while making the documentary, how she guards herself from outside criticism, and what she finds most rewarding about the…
 
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