Alex Fitch talks to legendary B-movie actor Bruce Campbell about his new film My name is Bruce, which sees the actor directing, producing and playing a fictionalised version of himself on screen. Campbell is kidnapped by a fan and taken to the small town of Gold Lick, Oregon (pop. 333), to save the locals from an ancient Chinese demon prefaced by his own country and Western musical numbers… Campbell also talks about his career so far, his appearance in memorable films by Sam Raimi such as the Evil Dead and the Spider-Man trilogy, and his experience of dealing with fandom over the years.
5pm 20/02/09 Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended (sweary!) podcast online now at www.sci-fi-london.com/audio
I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP
For one night only (unless we inveigle them into doing more), the team of Resonance’s long missed Sunday night show Midnight Sex Talk are reunited on air for a special episode of I’m Ready for My Close-Up…
Alex Fitch talks to Tania Glyde and Kim Morgan about the films of experimental filmmaker Jeff Keen, whose work is about to be showcased in four programmes at the BFI Southbank over the next couple of weeks and in a definitive DVD box-set. Keen’s work ranges from comic book-inspired free-for-alls featuring cameos by The Flash, The Spirit and Mickey Mouse, to vaguely erotic scenes of debauchery in squats, and apocalyptic visions in ancient quarries.
10.30pm 12/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com
Screenings of Keen’s work are on at the BFI Southbank on the 17, 19, 25 and 27 February 2009 – more info on the BFI website.
Listen to the podcast of the discussion of Jeff Keen’s work + Alex Fitch talks to Wajid Yaseen, the artistic director of Ear Cinema, about their touring project Late Noon Sun, which uses silent movie tropes and iconography in a haunting theatrical installation about murder and magic that combines projection and performance in an immersive 360-degree experience.
Late Noon Sun is next on at The Colchester Arts Centre on 18 February 2009. For future performances visit the Ear Cinema website for more info.
In an interview recorded just before a theatrical screening of The Eternity Man at the Barbican, Alex Fitch talks to director Julien Temple about his film version of the modern opera by Dorothy Porter and Jonathan Mills. The Eternity Man tells the true story of Arthur Stace who wandered the streets of Sydney for two generations, writing the word ‘Eternity’ in chalk on a myriad of surfaces. Temple’s film vividly brings to life this modern avatar of the Wandering Jew. Temple also discusses the rest of his work from Absolute Beginners to Pandaemonium as well as the use of a combination of fact and fiction on screen.