Imbibe Cinema

Imbibe Cinema

The Imbibe Cinema podcast invites listeners to tune in for a laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests as we admire a wide variety of films. Each episode examines a film’s screenplay, casting, direction, underlying themes, and more. Watch the subject of discussion, grab yourself a delicious libation, and imbibe some great cinema with us. Presented by Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.

Episodes

December 25, 2023 41 mins

Surprise! The Imbibe Cinema crew has one final bonus episode this season that breaks away from the usual format to discuss a variety of Christmas movies. Enjoy our "Christmas Medley" where we talk about It's A Wonderful Life (1946), The Ref (1994) and The Holiday (2006).

In this episode, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Operations Director and podcast host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Cinema Centenni...

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The Imbibe Cinema crew closes out season two with Amy Poehler's Wine Country (2019), which features performances by Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the The Fruity White Wine.

A group of friends head to the land of oaky Chardonnays and big, bold Cabernet Sauvignons for one...

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December 6, 2023 35 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew dives into another Michael Showalter film this season! The Big Sick (2017) features performances by Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the Coma Shot.

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. ...

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November 29, 2023 56 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew raves about Greta Gerwig's Barbie (2023), starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblat, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, Issa Rae, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is Frosé.

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they ...

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November 22, 2023 45 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew discusses Scott Z. Burns' The Report (2019), starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is The Senator.

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program...

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October 18, 2023 55 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew shares their love and appreciation for Jake Kasdan's Zero Effect (1998), starring Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Hugh Ross, Sarah DeVincentis, Matt O'Toole, Michele Mariana, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is The Detective.

Daryl Zero is a private investigator and—along with his assistant, Steve Arlo—he solve...

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October 4, 2023 49 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew shares their love and appreciation for Michael Showalter's HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (2015), starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Tyne Daly, Isabella Acres, and more. The featured cocktail for this post-screening discussion is the Staten Island Ferry.

With help from her best friend's granddaughter, the film follows a smitten woman wh...

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September 20, 2023 46 mins

The Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style of Sam Mendes' AWAY WE GO (2009), starring John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, Josh Hamilton, and more.

A couple expecting their first child travels North America seeking the perfect "Family home." They h...

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October 12, 2022 37 mins

Kicking off the long-awaited second season, the Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style of Paul McGuigan's LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN (2006), starring Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Mykelti Williamson, Corey Stoll, and more.

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by ...

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October 11, 2022 48 secs

Cheers, independent film fans! Returning October 12, 2022, tune in to the Imbibe Cinema podcast for a fun, laudatory dialogue with festival staff and special guests admiring a particular independent film. Hosted by our Operations Director Jonathan C. Legat, each episode will examine a film's screenplay, under-lying themes, cast, direction, cinematography, editing, and more.

In our second season, we'll be having a...

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October 30, 2019 42 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the cast, characters, direction, story, screenplay, and style for Jim Jarmusch's THE DEAD DON'T DIE, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, RZA, Rosie Perez, Carol Kane, and Selena Gomez. The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. In this ...

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October 9, 2019 56 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the story, screenplay, direction, characters, and casting for Olivia Wilde's feature-length directorial debut BOOKSMART, starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars ...

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September 25, 2019 56 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the casting, performances, editing, cinematography, and themes behind the 2013 Steven Knight drama LOCKE, starring Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, and Tom Holland. The film tells the story of a dedicated family man and successful construction manager who receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that ...

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September 11, 2019 48 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the story, direction, casting, direction, and music behind the 2018 Brett Haley comedy/drama HEARTS BEAT LOUD, starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Ted Danson. The film tells the story of a father and daughter who form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noe...

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August 28, 2019 53 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the casting, direction, symbolism, and interpretation of the 2019 IFC drama OPHELIA, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Clive Owen. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial).

MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Calle...

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August 28, 2019 51 mins

Imbibe Cinema crew discusses the script, editing, casting, and symbolism behind the 2019 Netflix romantic comedy ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. In this episode, host Jonathan C. Legat is joined by Michael Noens (Executive Director of Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival) and Tricia Legat (Program Director of Cinema Centennial).

MUSIC: "Woe Mountain" by Band Called Catch

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