This Week on Sup Doc, Paco and George talk with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt from the band YACHT about one of 2016’s craziest documentaries, TICKLED! We also talk about feminist histories of the Internet, Halt and Catch Fire, cats, hidden Netflix test videos, sibling vs uncle torture.
New Zealand journalists David Farrier and Dylan Reeve descend down a rabbit hole of an internet mystery that keeps adding stranger and stranger twists, and the drama has only heightened since the film’s release.
Jona and Claire were excited to talk about Tickling, internet subculture and their many, many other projects (like their live score for ALIEN on March 9th at LACMA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-the-noise-alien-with-new-live-music-by-yacht-tickets-32000728039).
TICKLED can now be viewed on HBO and on HBOGO. http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/tickled

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Sup Doc RETURNS to SF Sketchfest! With hosts Paco Romane and George Chen for a special FREE event with panelist Cory Sklar (Illogical Contraption), Emily Van Dyke, and Frankie G (Killing My Lobster, Narcissists Anonymous) and Melissa McQueen (The World Famous Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv Comedy Club)

Last year’s Sketchfest show was awesome and we’re back for more! We screened the cult “found footage” short Memorial Day 2000 and then turned the mics on our panel to dissect, debate and discuss with hilarious results. Topics include our own youthful indiscretions, Juggalos, Springer, Faygo, Warped Tour, Northern Cities Vowel Shift, what constitutes a documentary, camping fails, and much more. We even get to hear Paco play piano.

On this episode of Sup Doc Paco sits down with writer Adam Mansbach who wrote the biopic Barry currently available on Netflix. Barry is set in the year 1981 and focuses on the future president Barack Obama as he struggles to figure out his identity as he moves between various different communities and social circles while attending Columbia University. We also talk about race and identity, why he wrote his best-seller Go The Fuck To Sleep, working with Alan Zweibel, and his method and inspiration to write Barry.

Barry is a 2016 American drama film directed by Vikram Gandhi about Barack Obama’s life at Columbia University in 1981. It stars Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash and Linus Roache. It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released on Netflix on December 16, 2016.

Paco and George sit down with comedian Bert DiVietri to talk about his favorite documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? Director Jon Schnepp’s 2015 film looks at the infamous Tim Burton reboot of Superman starring Nicholas Cage, which never got made. We talk to Bert about DC vs. Marvel, fantasy casting, Kevin Smith, Jon Peters’s headlocks, fandom, and more. You can find the film at http://www.tdoslwh.com and it’s also available on Showtime.

On EP 47 host Paco Romane talks about his favorite docs he watched in 2016, goes thru listener mail and provides some important details about our LIVE SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival show on January 29th! And as always Paco, George Chen and Will Scovill would like to say THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!! You’ve made 2016 our best year yet! And as always Sup Doc is a 100% self-funded, volunteer labor of love. We want nothing more than to have ad free shows! To make that happen we created a Patreon page for those that can help out. We will also be providing unique Sup Doc content for our contributors. You can contribute as little as $1 a month! If now is not good for you we always appreciate you listening and spreading the word about Sup Doc! https://www.patreon.com/supdocpodcast

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Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 40 JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK with comedian Julia Prescott On episode 40 we delve into the life of a comedy great via the 2010 documentary, Joan…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 39 ROOM 237/THE NIGHTMARE director Rodney Ascher (Part 2) Part 2 of a 2-episode interview with Rodney Ascher. (Check out Part 1) You wake up in the middle of…

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Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 37 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER with comedian Esther Ku On Ep 37 Paco and George welcome comedian and actress Esther Ku to talk about the riveting 2013 doc Finding…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 36: I’LL BE ME with the band WIMPS Paco and George are joined by Seattle band Wimps to discuss the 2014 Glenn Campbell documentary, I’ll Be Me by…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 35 OJ: MADE IN AMERICA with comedians Greg Edwards/Harmon Leon Ep 35 OJ: MADE IN AMERICA with comedians Greg Edwards/Harmon Leon On EP 35 hosts Paco Romane and…