Cinephile Game Night‘s second season is already off to a roaring start with episodes featuring Fangoria and TCM Underground. We’re excited to announce that the show will return for our next episode Saturday, April 17th at 9pm ET /6pm PT with Entertainment Weekly. The lineup includes EW writers Maureen Lee Lenker, Marcus Jones, Tyler Aquilina, Christian Holub, and editor Carla Sosenko. We’ll also be joined by special guest Emma Seligman, writer/director of Shiva Baby, which is now playing in select theaters and on VOD (check out our review here).
Both teams will be playing in support of Feeding America and offering up some special film-related goodies to anyone who donates, details of which will be announced during the show. You can catch the episode live on our Twitter feed or the next day embedded right here. Viewers are invited to tune in and follow along with the cinema-related fun!
In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the show, Cinephile Game Night is a series where film critics, podcasters, filmmakers, and more go head-to-head to see who is the ultimate cinephile. Hosted by The Film Stage crew, including Jordan Raup, Conor O’Donnell, Dan Mecca, and Cinephile creator Cory Everett, each episode features a rotating guest list of cinephiles from your favorite pop culture podcasts and websites.
Each episode features players (or teams) facing off for three Cinephile games: Filmography, Movie-Actor, and Six Degrees. The player or team with the most points at the end of the night is crowned the winner. Internet glory ensues. Viewers are encouraged to donate to the highlighted charity or fund and those that do are entered to win a prize, generously donated by guests and hosts.
Teams have included pop culture sites (IndieWire, Little White Lies, SlashFilm, Collider, Bright Wall/Dark Room), podcasts (The Big Picture, Blank Check, Unspooled, The Flop House, We Hate Movies) and film institutions like Alamo Drafthouse and Vidiots. Players have included filmmakers (Alex Ross Perry, David Lowery), comedians (Paul Scheer, Demi Adejuyigbe), and even the legend, Leonard Maltin.
Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming guests and if there is a critic, podcaster, comedian or filmmaker you’d like to see on an upcoming episode, let us know!
Check out last month’s Cinephile Game Night below.