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Jun 23, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 181

This week we come to you “live” from Flyover Film Festival, and we are joined by special guest co-host director Martha Stephens! First we talk to Martha about getting into filmmaking and discuss her recent film “Pilgrim Song”. Then she joins us for this week’s Sofa Theater feature: “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. There we discuss Sissy Spacek’s Academy Award winning performance and the snapshot of Americana that is Michael Apted’s early life story of singer Loretta Lynn. And before we’re done we also end up discussing baseball, Bruce Springsteen, the film fest circuit, unmade biopics, weird roadside attractions and having your own private Wigwam.  

Plus somewhere in the mix, we also mention... a love song to Kentucky, Patsy Cline, the projects of England, The 13th Floor Elevators, Barry Lyndon, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, it’s a Jeep thing, the company store, Kirstie Alley, not getting “the talk”, tender but troubled, Mishima, apple pie, wearing some pretty amazing dresses, a fantasy baseball league, Low and Clear, North Carolina, European Appalachia?, better because it’s different, a patchwork of things from life, Levon Helm, being stalked by Loretta Lynn, I’m Not That, early product placement, West Virginia, not singing... for about an hour, Clark Griswold’s wife, Jesco White, Frank Redford, how many different hats can we put Russell Crowe in?, 1970’s zooms, birth control, weirding out Sissy Spacek, Prometheus and Cave City.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and/or the actual life of Loretta Lynn.

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