Broken Projector: A Double Shot of Movie Drunks

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It’s high time we celebrate the on-screen boozer who saves the day, adds some comic relief, falls into spiraling depression or a combination of all three. To do that, we’ve invited on Alamo Drafthouse Ritz programmer Tommy Swenson — the man behind a tipsy August lineup in honor of The World’s End — who knows more than a thing or two about movie drunks.

Plus, our big interview this week is with Drinking Buddies writer/director/producer/editor Joe Swanberg who will take us into the craft brewery of his mind. Double plus, Geoff and I respond to this article about intentionally bad movies, and tie it into the overall theme as loosely as possible by drinking a beer beforehand. And after. What? It was a long day.

You should follow Joe Swanberg (@joe_swanberg), Tommy Swenson (@80s_Lightning), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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On This Week’s Show:

  • Babynado [0:00 –  0:25]
  • Cult Movies Creating Movie Cults  [0:25 – 16:30]
  • The Best Movie Drunks [16:30 –  38:00]
  • Joe Swanberg sips on Drinking Buddies [38:00 –  50:00]

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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