It’s that time of year when nothing much is happening — except for me continuing to welcome cast and crew members of Women Talking to the Lightbox to introduce their work to audiences at the 6:45 pm show Wednesday (December 28th) and the 7:30 pm show Friday (December 30th), tickets still available for both events — but 2022 has been so generally crappy that I wanted to send us all out on a high.
So here’s this very special episode of Someone Else’s Movie, in which the musician and filmmaker Amanda Kramer (Paris Window, Ladyworld) takes a moment out of her press day for Please Baby Please to celebrate the pre-CG miracle of puppetry and performance that is Little Shop of Horrors. Frank Oz’ 1986 adaptation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Off-Broadway smash. It’s one of my favorites, and it turns out Amanda loves it as much as I do, and I’ve been saving this bouncy conversation for just this occasion.
So go get it! Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and/or Spotify, or just wrap your tendrils around it and pull it right off the web. And then go subscribe to Shiny Things and catch up on last week’s review of Women Talking — I’m quite the fan, you know — and brace yourself for my year-end celebrations of the best physical media releases and the best films of 2022. Because I still have opinions. So many opinions.
Also, did you know that Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition has been held over for a second week at the Lightbox? I can’t believe it either, but it’s screening through Thursday and it’s kind of incredible. Tickets are available right here. It’s the holidays, give yourself a present.