VROOOOOOOM…!! Mamo takes a quick road trip to the U.S. of A. for barbecued meat and Vin Diesel, which are largely indistinguishable from one another. On the drive home we take a moment to survey the state of the nation of the most unlikely super-franchise in Hollywood. Who’s feeling fast? Who’s feeling furious?
Live from the Aroma Cafe in Champaign, IL, we continue to recap Ebertfest as it happens. Today we discuss the beautiful film Terri, a terrific program of shorts accompanied by the Alloy orchestra, and our thoughts on a panel about VOD vs. the future of theatrical moviegoing.
Mamo road trip! We stop at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a catch-up show. We talk Catching Fire, Avengers, the next Batman, James Cameron, the 3-D 48fps Hobbit, and the future of all mankind (and movies).
Tomorrow morning Matthew Price and myself point the Mamomobile south, to kick off 2012’s official Mamo Road Trip. We’ll be heading to Champaign, Illinois for five days, for the 14th annual Ebertfest. I’m thrilled beyond words with the programming we’ll be treated to - Joe vs. the Volcano for opening night; a Patton Oswalt double on Thursday with the actor presenting both Big Fan and Kind Hearts & Coronets; and one of my favourite films from last year, Take Shelter, presented on Saturday night by Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols. We will, as usual, record a podcast or two from the road, and I’ll be sending back photos and blog posts from wherever there is wi-fi.
You can follow the podcast, as usual, at our web site, mamo.ca.
Stuff to do while we’re gone:
Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Mamo summer box office contest! Entries close on May 3 (the day before The Avengers).
Sponsor me in the 2012 Ride for Heart!