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The American Cinematheque Show Holiday Spectacular continues with Part 2, Ghost of Q&As Present, where host Grant Moninger tasks guests Deanna Rooney and Jonah Ray (MST3K) with settling longstanding debates over which films can be considered Christmas classics. Severin Film’s Kier-La Janisse and Cinematic Void’s Jim Branscome join to discuss their favorite Christmas Horror films, from BLACK CHRISTMAS and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT to JACK FROST and CHRISTMAS EVIL.
This episode also features interviews from past holiday events at the AC, with guests including Jon Favreau (ELF), Terry Zwigoff (BAD SANTA), Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL), Reuben Freed (A CHRISTMAS STORY), and more.
The American Cinematheque Show is the official podcast of the American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles-based, member-supported film nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and celebrate the experience of cinema as a moving art form. The podcast offers listeners in-depth explorations of diverse film topics and features interviews with special guests, as well as exclusive content from the Cinematheque’s vast spanning archive of Q&As recorded live at Cinematheque screenings and events. Hosted by American Cinematheque film programmer Grant Moninger.
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Digitization of the American Cinematheque audio and video archive made possible with a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.