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Paul Feig
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Paul Feig

Natty in suit and tie and fresh from an introduction (to a group of high-schoolers, natch) of his new film I Am David, Feig impresses with an open intelligence, an engaging charisma, and what appears to be a genuine appreciation for where he is in his career and life.

Chrome and Shiny
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Chrome and Shiny

Mad Max: Fury Road inspired me to go back and look at the first Mad Max film again if, for no other reason, than to spend a couple more hours with George Miller.

Back to the Future
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Back to the Future

But what I really want to talk about is how we’re partnering with the “Pedaling 4 Parkinsons” charity on the 28th to benefit research into Parkinson’s disease, and how Michael J. Fox has agreed to tape an introduction for us to precede it.

Rebels Without Causes
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Rebels Without Causes

2015 is shaping up to be a triumphal parade of my own childhood.  Unearthing milestones like my junior-high screening of Road Warrior, my family visit as a tiny kid to Disneyland, the comics I stayed up reading with a flashlight under the covers long after lights out, the first movie I ever saw in a theater: Star Wars.

Block Party
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Block Party

There’s hope, in other words, in this conversation that even while women are still grossly-underrepresented amongst the director ranks, there is at least the beginnings of the conversation.

Riding in Whirlwinds
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Riding in Whirlwinds

As April winds down and, with it, our tribute to car movies - I want to talk a little bit not just about the remaining films (and intimidating trilogy in its own right: Bullitt, Death Proof and Two-Lane Blacktop), but about the films that we weren’t able to program this time around.  If you haven’t seen Steve McQueen in Le Mans, you should do that.  Right now.  I mean it.