The Marc Steiner Show

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Reels From the Attic: Preview With Joe Tropea

Reels From the Attic (Credit: Red Emma's)May 25, 2016 – Segment 2

We host an interview with Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society, offers a preview of an event happening Wednesday  evening at Red Emma’s 2640 Space, Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction OdditiesReels From the Attic is a selection of 16mm films & video curated by local film fiends Teresa & Bob.

Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction Oddities with special guest Denny Lynch takes place Wednesday May 25 at 7pm at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Enjoy two sets of vintage short films and videos about historic Baltimore and beyond, and then stick around to talk about them. Some local, some lovely, some fun or funny. All vintage in content and format, projected, for free.

The Last of These: An Examination Of Immigration Detention Centers In The US

October 16, 2015 – Segment 5Thelast

We present an archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show as we listen back to an interview with directors and producers of the documentary film The Least of These, which examines the realities of immigration detention centers across our country. With: Clark Lyda, Director and Producer of The Least of These; Jesse Lyda, Director and Producer of The Least of These; and Marcy Garriott, Producer of The Least of These.


Maryland Film Festival

mffMay 5, 2015 – Segment 3

We close out the show with a look at what will be featured at the  Maryland Film Festival, which runs May 6 through May 10. With Jed Dietz, Director of the Maryland Film Festival.

 


Remembering the ’81-’83 Dunbar Poets

dunbarApril 9, 2015 – Segment 4

Marc speaks with writer and director Sheldon Candis, who will talks about his upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 piece on what may have been the greatest high school basketball team ever, Baltimore’s own ’81-’83 Dunbar Poets. Candis is currently developing the Mo’ne Davis Disney biopic Throw Like Mo.


Film By Fida Qishta: Where Should the Birds Fly

fidaFebruary 20, 2015 – Segment 4

We speak with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her compelling new film Where Should the Birds Fly. It’s the story of two young women living through war and blockade in Gaza. You can visit Qishta’s website here. She is currently raising funds to attend film school. You can donate here.

 


Race, Representation, and Cinema: Golden Globes, Selma & More

selmaJanuary 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss race, representation, and cinema, with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt,Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Instructor at University of Maryland College Park and Towson University.


Annie For Target: Race & Representation in Film & Advertising

Annie for TargetJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 2

Have you been to the movies lately? Join in our discussion on race and representation in film and advertising. We will take a look at recent movies including Exodus, Top Five and Annie, at Target ads, and at the rumors of Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

 


The Whiteness Project: Exploring How White Americans Experience Their Ethnicity

The Whiteness ProjectOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a look at The Whiteness Project, an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify themselves as “white” experience their ethnicity.

We talk with Whitney Dow, Founder of Two Tone Productions and Director/Producer ofThe Whiteness ProjectMarco Williams, Associate Arts Professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; and Sarah Tooley, member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action.


World-Renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando

Gloria RolandoOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 3

I’m joined by world-renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando, who is currently visiting and speaking at Morgan State University on telling African diaspora history history through film.

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John Waters’ Carsick

John WatersOctober 16, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to a very special treat when I interview a true Baltimore icon, the legendary filmmaker and author John Waters! John joins me to talk about his fifty-year career, his recent book Carsick, and a recent tribute and retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, “50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?”

 

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Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life

american-promise-screen-captureSeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 3

Marc speaks to Dr. Joe Brewster, creators of the acclaimed documentary American Promise and authors of the new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life. Monday evening at 7:00, he will discuss their new book as part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Talking About Race” series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch.

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Do The Right Thing 25 Years Later

smileyAugust 22, 2014 – Segment 3

We reflect on the 25th Anniversary of Director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The movie will be shown this weekend at The Charles Theatre in Baltimore. We’re joined by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins; award-winning actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played “Smiley” in Do the Right Thing; and WEAA’s own Carla Wills, Executive Producer of News and Public Affairs.

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Maryland Film Festival

MFFMay 8, 2014 – Segment 5

We have a conversation with Maryland Film Festival Director Jed Dietz about features and shorts showing at the 2014 Maryland Film Festival, which opens tonight and runs through May 11.

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Maryland Film Festival: Point And Shoot

point and shootMay 2, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a sneak peak at the Maryland Film Festival! We shine a spotlight on Marshall Curry’s POINT AND SHOOT. POINT AND SHOOT follows Matt VanDyke, a 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who left his home in Baltimore in 2006, bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. We talk with Marshall Curry, Director of POINT AND SHOOT, which was winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and a two-time Academy Award Nominee. Curry also directed the documentaries Street Fight, Racing Dreams, and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. The Maryland Film Festival runs May 7-11.  

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2014 Oscars: Highs, Lows and Winners

Lupita Nyong'oMarch 4, 2014 – Segment 2

Did you watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night? Did you agree with the roster of winners? We discuss the Oscar’s highs and lows, with: Ann Hornaday, movie critic for the Washington PostGil Robertson, founder and President of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA); and Chris Metzger, artist and lecturer in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Morgan State University.

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12 Years A Slave: Important Film or One Too Many Movies About Slavery?

12 Years a SlaveNovember 6, 2013 – Segment 2

We begin with a discussion of the film 12 Years A Slave. We’re joined by:

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Playwright & Filmmaker David E. Talbert on “Baggage Claim”

Baggage ClaimSeptember 16, 2013 – Segment 2

We talk to David E. Talbert, a multiple award-winning playwright, novelist and filmmaker. His latest film Baggage Claim marks the first time an African American has written and directed a film that was adapted from his own novel.

For information about where to see the film, click here.

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The ButlerSeptember 9, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a discussion of Lee Daniels’ The Butler — considering the various accolades and critiques of its storyline — and an analysis of  representations of African Americans in film in general. Our guests include:

  • Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University;
  • Carla Wills, co-Host and producer of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA;
  • and Robert Shahidco-Host of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA.

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Film & Culture: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

OPRAH WINFREY and FOREST WHITAKER star in THE BUTLERAugust 20, 2013 – Hour 1

Lee Daniel’s The Butler opened in theatres across the country this past weekend. We begin the show with a discussion of this film — considering the various accolades and critiques of its storyline — and an analysis of  representations of African Americans in film in general. Our guests include:

  • Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University;
  • Carla Wills, co-Host and producer of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA;
  • and Robert Shahidco-Host of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA.

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Lea Gilmore On The Best Film, Books, And Movies

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August 14, 2013 – Segment 3

We are joined by Lea Gilmore – songstress, activist, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor – for a discussion with Marc about the music they’ve been listening to, movies they’ve been watching, theater they’ve been attending and books they’ve been reading. Callers join us to share their favorites as well.

 

 

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Django Unchained Up For Academy Award

Django UnchainedFebruary 20, 2013 – Segment 3

We listen back to a discussion we recorded earlier this year about the film Django Unchained, which is up for an Academy Award this weekend. We’re joined by:

  • Co-host Anthony McCarthy;
  • Janks Morton, filmmaker and founder of iYAGO Entertainment Group;
  • Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University;
  • Keli Goff, Political Correspondent for The Root and author of the books Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence and The GQ Candidate;
  • and Farai Chideya, journalist, author, and radio host.