Movie Meltdown: Allison Anders at Harry Dean Stanton Fest

Join us “live” from The Kentucky Theater for this year’s Harry Dean Stanton Fest with special guest – director Allison Anders.

And as we try to decide if we’ve had too much coffee with Allison Anders, we also delve into… Wim Wenders, the unacknowledged Kevin Bacon, Billy Woodberry, RiverDale, double features, the OG, Billy Swan, The Paramount and The Capital, cop shows, American independent cinema, post office anxiety, I don’t want you to die by the way, Paris, Texas,  Nicholas Ray, the L.A. Rebellion, Steven Bochco, Illeana Douglas, friends trying to makes a film together, Werner Herzog, you have control over nothing, bawled like a baby, Fairuza Balk, movie palaces, Southland, Duran Duran, Rodrigo García, never give up, Murder in the First, how to get a t-shirt, Ione Skye, there’s a lot of pointing, Lightning Over Water, I’d won a grant, this is like a new movement in movies here in our film school, DIY culture, Stanley Kubrick, telling amazing stories and Paul is Dead. 

“I don’t know how you could not be in love with movies.”

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Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.

Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.

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