Biopics get the Sup Doc treatment as we examine them, pick ’em apart and finally present our prognosis. This is a fun sidecar project to our regular Sup Doc episodes. We thought biopics are the perfect compliment to documentaries and they are SO MANY of them! So we’ll be recapping biopics in a loose, funny format and dropping episodes whenever we can.
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Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recap the Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley with Bay Area comedian Sara DeForest. If you’re not familiar with this story it centers around the latest captivating fraud from the tales of Silicon Valley “geniuses”, and is worthy of discussion next to Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentary, “Fyre Fraud.
Monday March 4th Paco discusses Abducted in Plain Sight with comedian Hayley Beacon. If you haven’t seen this crazy ass documentary yet do so now and then join the conversation.
It’s Doc Time! We all have that family member where you probably shouldn’t bring up anything that’s happened in the past two years at dinner, but you love each other in silence. As you stare…
This is a special LIVE episode of Sup Doc. We recorded this at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland Ca. We screened the documentary The United States of Detroit and then talked with the director Tylor Norwood and originally from Detroit and currently living in Oakland comedian Karinda Dobbins (regularly opens for W Kamau Bell).
Friend of Sup Doc Zach Noe Towers let us know about a one-off theater screening of this standup special that also features other friends of the show (like Irene Tu, Casey Ley, Janine Brito, and…
#MAYhemMonth continues with the #TrueCrime doc CROPSEY. Staten Island’s tight knit community was the site of a series of child disappearances throughout the 70s and 80s. This is the stuff of boogeyman legends! Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recap the terrifying doc CROPSEY with comedian Andy Sell.
Our guest is author Tony Dushane and we talk about 20,000 Days On Earth the film that examines a day in the life of music icon Nick Cave. We get into music, religion, creativity and even writing tips from Tony, who teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension. Tony DuShane is the author and screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk.
We sat down with comedian Krista Fatka to discuss Vikram Gandhi’s 2012 documentary KUMARE. Gandhi, a lapsed Hindu, conducts an experiment posing as a guru named Kumare. Kumare/Gandhi attracts a number of followers in Arizona and the question is when and how he’ll reveal the truth behind Kumare.
On Ep 77 host Paco Romane sits down with comedian/writer Molly Sanchez to talk, dissect and deconstruct the doc Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Due to technical difficulties host George Chen couldn’t attend so Paco and Molly talk hella smack about George but also get into comedy, movies, writing and much more!
Our guest is comedian David Huntsberger and our doc is Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man’s quest for the highest video game score ever. The film follows players as they try to accumulate a billion points on the 1982 arcade game, Nibbler, a feat first achieved by Tim McVey in 1984.
News for Herzog and Ebert fans! Chaz Ebert announced the publication of a book collecting the legendary film critic’s essays on Herzog films and transcripts of interviews. The two men had massive respect for each…
On Ep 66 Paco and George met up with the talented and hilarious Baron Vaughn to discuss the documentary Baron made called Fatherless. In America, one in four children grow-up in homes led by single mothers. This was the case for actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn (‘Grace and Frankie’) who, with the support of his mother, chose not to let a statistic define him and set out on a quest to search for the father he never knew. Baron’s journey and the revelations about his upbringing are chronicled with a flair for both the comedic and heartfelt in the new doc.
On episode 65 we sat down with comedian Allen Strickland Williams to discuss and dissect BEST OF ENEMIES and the relationship between two colossal minds and ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vida. Their series of riveting, nationally televised debates ushered in a new era of public discourse and pundit TV.
Paco and George go over upcoming episodes with Allen Strickland Williams (Best Of Enemies: Buckley Vs. Vidal 2015) and Baron Vaughn‘s documentary Fatherless. Other topics discussed: Knoxville scene report and Paco’s LOST WEEKEND. FYF /…
On episode 64 of Sup Doc hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with the very talented comedian/musician Howard Kremer. They talk about the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals celebrating Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The signature “Muscle Shoals sound” developed in songs such as “I’ll Take You There”, “Brown Sugar”, and “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Howard and the boys also discuss Public Enemy, Hip Hop Evolution, docs vs biopics, high school band names, and Jello Biafra.
Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen are joined by Alamo Drafthouse LA programmer Bret Berg to discuss The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheres). As a programmer for Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming Los Angeles location, Bret produces and hosts Alamo’s preliminary pop-up screenings in town.
Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast What’s Sup The Decline of Podcasting Paco and George let you know about the episodes they’ve banked with LA guests, next week’s Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The…
Paco and George sit down with comedian/artist Kristina Wong to discuss LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (2016). Along the way we learn about Kristina’s practice, rapping in Uganda, trolling Trump on twitter, and our relationship to technology.