The Drunk Projectionist

7 EpisodesProduced by Todd MelbyWebsite

We're buzzed about movies. We feature interviews with directors, actors and cinematographers to reveal what makes brilliant movies timeless.

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Ep. 7: Napoléon

May 12th, 2018

Georges Mourier describes Napoléon as “not just a masterpiece." The Cinémathèque Française restoration expert says the 1927 silent film "is also a …

Ep. 6: Albert Serra

December 1st, 2017

The Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby interviews Albert Serra, the director of "The Death of Louis XIV." The opinionated and entertaining Serra discusses the film's origin as an art installation at the Centre Pompidou in …

Ep. 5: Charles Burnett

September 1st, 2017


The Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby interviews Charles Burnett, director of "Killer of Sheep." Critic Terrence Rafferty of GQ called the film "one of the most striking debuts in movie history." The movie examines the …

Ep: 4 Frederick Wiseman

June 23rd, 2017


The Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby interviews Frederick Wiseman director of "Titicut Follies," a 1967 documentary about a hospital for the …

Ep. 3: Fargo

May 11th, 2017


When the Coen Brothers released "Fargo" in 1996, pretty much all of North Dakota and Minnesota got upset. "We don't talk like that," they said. Well, the Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby is from North Dakota and he's …

Ep. 2: Barbara Kopple

April 17th, 2017


The Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby interviews Barbara Kopple, director of "Harlan County USA," her 1976 film about a Kentucky coal miner's strike Kopple talks about her nervy confrontation with a company-paid, …

Ep. 1: Kelly Reichardt

March 24th, 2017


The Drunk Projectionist's Todd Melby interviews Kelly Reichardt, director of "Certain Women" and "Wendy and Lucy." Riechardt discusses sound design, her love of trains, how men and women perceive scenes differently and …

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