Cinephile Game Night has returned this year for Cinephile Summer, a brand new season featuring your favorite podcasters and filmmakers going head-to-head to see who is the ultimate cinephile. Hosted by The Film Stage’s Jordan Raup, Conor O’Donnell, and Dan Mecca along with Cinephile: A Card Game creator Cory Everett, the series will debut new episodes bi-weekly on The Film Stage Show podcast feed and The Film Stage YouTube channel.
For the second episode of Cinephile Summer, we were thrilled to face off against our friends at One Heat Minute, featuring Blake Howard, Katie Walsh, Maria Lewis, and Alexei Toliopoulos. Joining the TFS team as special guests are Gavin Mevius (co-host of The Mixed Reviews) and Veronica Fitzpatrick (co-host of The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast).
Each episode features teams facing off for rounds of Filmography, Movie-Actor and Six Degrees and the team with the most points is crowned the winner. Internet glory ensues. Throughout two seasons and nearly 50 episodes special guests have included podcasts such as Action Boyz, Blank Check, The Big Picture, Filmspotting, The Flop House, Unspooled, We Hate Movies among others. For Cinephile Summer, the series will feature your favorite film podcasts and filmmakers facing off against The Film Stage team.
The show made its debut in March 2020 as a weekly livestream to raise money for film-related charities but word of mouth quickly grew and so did the show, which gained a dedicated following, and eventually attracted over 100,000+ views. Previous guests included pop culture sites (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Collider, EW, Fangoria, IndieWire, SlashFilm) film institutions (Alamo Drafthouse, Letterboxd, MUBI, Turner Classic Movies, Vidiots), comedians (Demi Adejuyigbe, Jon Gabrus, and Paul Scheer), and filmmakers (Alex Ross Perry, David Lowery, Emma Seligman and Isabel Sandoval), and even the legendary critic Leonard Maltin.