Skolimowski and Kinoteka: Celebrating the 14th edition of the Kinoteka festival, this month’s film show includes an interview with Oscar winning producer Jeremy Thomas and director Jerzy Skolimowski about the latter’s work on such films as The Shout, Essential Killing, and his latest movie 11 Minutes, while writer and filmmaker Daniel Bird talks about the late Polish filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski and his translation of the director’s latest film Cosmos.
This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 20 April 2016. The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 19 May 2016.
Kinoteka continues at various London venues until 28 April, with Skolimowski’s autobiographical trilogy screening at Close-Up between 22 and 24 April.
Ballard and the Seventies: In March, the Electric Sheep Film Show focuses on J.G. Ballard. Virginie Sélavy talks to his daughter, the artist Fay Ballard, as well as director Harley Cokeliss, who made the first film version of Crash featuring J.G. Ballard for the BBC in 1971, and director Ben Wheatley, who discusses his long-awaited adaptation of High-Rise, which is out on general release in UK cinemas on 18 March 2016.
High-Rise is released in the UK on VOD on 11 July and will be available on DVD + Blu-ray from 18 July 2016.
Frankenstein revived, Superman Lives: In the February Film Show, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch talk to Jasper Sharp, the artistic director of the Asia House Film Festival, which runs from 22 Feb to 5 March. Also on the show, the actor Tony Todd discusses Bernard Rose’s new adaptation of Frankenstein, while director (Jon Schnepp) and producers (Holly Payne, Robert Pierce) talk about their documentary The Death of Superman Lives.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 16 March 2016.
This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 17 February 2016.
Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns: Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch talk to Rich Pickings director Carla MacKinnon, about their new series of science and art events titled Inside Out, which explore the human experience through film and discussion. They also talk to Josh Saco, head of celluloid promotion outfit Cigarette Burns, about their Twisted Valentine screening of 1965 seedy gem Who Killed Teddy Bear at the Barbican Cinema. Plus, an interview with female-centred erotic filmmaker Erika Lust.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 17 February 2016.
This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
In the December Electric Sheep Film Show, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture. In a special interview recorded at the Film Museum London earlier this year, 90-year-old legendary British actress Honor Blackman talks about her roles in Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 1960s TV series The Avengers. Also in this show, producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic, while curator Helen Melody gives an insight into the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 20 January 2016.
This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 16 December 2015.
In the November Electric Sheep Film Show, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch talk to visual artist Graham Humphreys, best known for his posters for The Evil Dead, Dream Demon and Sante Sangre, about his new book, Drawing Blood. Festival director Nag Vladermersky looks ahead at the highlights of this year’s London International Animation Festival, which runs at the Barbican from 4 to 10 December. Plus an interview with Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, about his new ‘3D sound’ adaptation of Nigel Keale’s The Stone Tape for BBC Radio 4.
In the October Electric Sheep Film Show, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch present a two-part Halloween special:
In this extended first part of the show, Alex Fitch talks to director Richard Stanley and composer Simon Boswell about their legendary 1990 sci-fi tale Hardware, the former’s plans to direct an adaptaion of H.P.Lovecraft’s The Colour out of Space and the latter’s scores for other genre classics such as Sante Sangre and Shallow Grave, while director Jeff Lieberman discusses his 1976 worm horror Squirm during his visit to last year’s Cine-Excess at the University of Brighton.
In the second part of the show, Virginie Sélavy talks to Canadian writer Kier-La Janisse about the new anthology book she has edited called Satanic Panic, which explores how the fear of a Satanic conspiracy spread through 1980s pop culture, followed by a round-up of this year’s London Film Festival with film critic and cartoonist Mark Stafford.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 18 November 2015.
A condensed version of this show was first broadcast on Wednesday 21 October 2015.
In the September Electric Sheep Film Show, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch preview the London Film Festival and talk to filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond, whose short film NASTY is screening as part of the Cult section. Sight & Sound production editor Isabel Stevens joins them to talk about the new Female Gaze issue of the magazine. Plus an interview with Guy Maddin (recorded at the Berlinale in February 2015), whose latest, The Fobidden Room, is showing at LFF; and an extract from William Fowler’s lecture on guerrilla filmmaker Antony Balch at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast every third Wednesday of the month, 8-9pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: Wednesday 21 October 2015.
This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 16 September 2015.
Alex Fitch talks to Ted Kotcheff, the director of ‘lost’ cult classic Wake in Fright (1971), and to Terry Gilliam, whose new film The Zero Theorem is released this month. Kotcheff explains how Wake in Fright was recovered by its editor, and discusses the way it depicts issues of masculinity in crisis and has an unreliable narrator. Gilliam, in an extract from a 2013 London Film Festival Q&A session, talks about how his new film responds to issues of NSA spying, continues his strand of casting actors against type, and represents a ‘full fat’ viewing experience!
Alex Fitch talks to filmmaker Brian Yuzna about his work, from his memorable debut as producer of Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator, his underrated satire of 1980s American preppy culture, Society, and later career making sequels to several franchises, including Return of the Living Dead and Silent Night, Deadly Night. (Recorded at the University of Brighton in conjunction with this year’s Cine-Excess Festival)
Cine-Excess VII is taking place at Birmingham MAC from 15 -17 November 2013, with guests including French filmmaker Catherine Breillat (Romance, Anatomy of Hell) and Italian auteur Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Pensione paura)