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Episode 6: Michael Grodner

Missing Words Podcast

And we’re back! Episode 6 of Missing Words features a conversation with director Michael Grodner. Grodner is the director of the film, The Icarus Line Must Die. The movie follows the lead singer of defunct LA-based post-hardcore band The Icarus Line, Joe Cardamone. Inspired by New York’s late 70s No Wave avant-garde scene, the film showcases Cardamone’s day-to-day existence and struggles in the blistering and oppressive heat of Los Angeles. Even if you aren’t a fan of the band, Joe’s story is universally relatable. At times, it feels like you are watching a documentary but the movie is based on real-life experiences and features appearances from some of Cardamone’s closest friends - Annie Hardy of Giant Drag, Ariel Pink, Keith Morris, and many more.In the episode, we discussed the process of capturing the natural chemistry between non-actors, documenting the complexities of Los Angeles, and much more. Check it out below! The Icarus Line Must Die is now available on most streaming services and there are some select screenings happening across the US. For more info, check out the movie’s official website. You can view the trailer below as well. For more music from The Icarus Line, check out their Bandcamp.
Thank you to Karen at K.O. PR for setting up the interview and thanks to Bill Shouldis for producing this episode.
Episode 7 of Missing Words will feature an interview with author and journalist Jessica Hopper. Thanks for listening and please subscribe on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, Google Play, or however you listen to podcasts.

14mins

19 Sep 2018

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See Hear Podcast episode 55 - Interview with Michael Grodner, director of The Icarus Line Must Die

See Hear

Many of us have an ambition to grow older with our sanity intact....doing it gracefully is often the antithesis of what's expected of a rock musician. For See Hear podcast episode 55, Bernie, Tim and Maurice invited Michael Grodner onto the show for a conversation. Michael is the director of 2017 film, The Icarus Line Must Die. The story focuses around real life musician Joe Cardamone. He was the lead singer and creative force behind LA post-punk band, The Icarus Line. Joe is now at the “ripe old age” of 37. He is still unsuccessfully trying to get labels to listen to his band, but he's also dealing with a very supportive yet concerned fiance' who needs him to earn some money for them to put food on the table, band members quitting, spoiled rich kids wasting his studio time, fatally ill friends.....oh, did I mention there's a psychopath sending Joe anonymous death threats? Another exciting day in the life of a rock musician!!!! The See Hear crew speak with Michael about the LA punk scene, working with non-actors, the nature of success, the inspiration of Jim Jarmusch, and laundromats. We're extremely grateful that Michael gave so willingly of his time to speak about his work. We highly recommend you search out The Icarus Line Must Die. You can stream The Icarus Line Must Die on iTunes and Amazon in the US.....watch out for it in other places soon. Huge thanks to Mike White of The Projection Booth for the recommendation and to Karen Oberman for arranging the interview. You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at your next barbecue, gig, or marathon run so more folks can tune in. Please join our friendly Facebook group at  http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.  

47mins

22 Aug 2018

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Michael Grodner (The Icarus Must Die) Interview – AfterBuzz TV Mini Spotlight

Mini Spotlights - AfterBuzz TV

AFTERBUZZ TV - AfterBuzz TV's Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Morgan Willett interviews Michael Grodner of The Icarus Must Die. Punk's not dead in this cool AF drama riffing on actual events. THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape. With a new record completed and a major label deal within sight, Joe fights to keep his band, his relationship and his life from completely falling apart. Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson (RETOX, The Locust), Rafael Reyes (Prayers) and Jerry Stahl (Permanent  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

10mins

18 Jul 2018

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Berkreviews.com Moviecast - Interview with Michael Grodner

Berkreviews Movie Club

Jonathan Berk spoke with director Michael Grodner and his debut feature film The Icarus Line Must Die (2017). The interview was recorded in June 2018. The Icarus Line Must Die will be available on VOD July 10, 2018. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/berkreviewsmovieclub/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/berkreviewsmovieclub/support

21mins

5 Jul 2018

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6/25/18 - 9:30am pst - Director Michael Grodner joins Janeane to talk about his film The Icarus Line Must Die

KUCI: Get the Funk Out

“The greatest rock group of the 21st Century” - The GuardianPunk's not dead in this cool AF drama riffing on actual events. THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape. With a new record completed and a major label deal within sight, Joe fights to keep his band, his relationship and his life from completely falling apart. Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson (RETOX, The Locust), Rafael Reyes (Prayers) and Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) are featured along with performances by Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, The Icarus Line, Retox, Obliterations and Annie Hardy of Giant Drag. The film was directed by Michael Grodner and written by Michael Grodner and Joe Cardamone.THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE will open in LA on June 22 at the Laemmle Royal and will rollout theatrically over the summer by Dark Star Pictures. The film will be available on digital on 7/10 (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox and local Cable Providers). The film has a running time of 83 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.There will be a special LA premiere followed by a concert on June 20 at the Regent Theater.Live Sets Following The Screening Include:Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line)Annie Hardy (Giant Drag)Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls)DJ Sets By:Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!)Together PangeaTickets for the event are available here:https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1685464-icarus-line-must-die-official-los-angeles/

25 Jun 2018

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BEHIND THE LENS #172: Featuring Buzz Aldrin and Michael Grodner

Behind The Lens

It's a BEHIND THE LENS that's out of this world thanks to former astronaut and "Global Space Statesman" BUZZ ALDRIN, writer/director MICHAEL GRODNER, and writers/directors/actors DAVID ZELLNER and NATHAN ZELLNER as we look to the stars, the world of punk rock, and a wild western! First up we take a peek into the stars and space exploration with our pre-recorded interview with BUZZ ALDRIN. A sit-down exclusive that preceded film critic debbie elias moderating an intimate Q&A with Buzz on June 21 for the premiere of THE MAN WHO UNLOCKED THE UNIVERSE (a fascinating documentary on Ulugh Beg whose interest and work in astronomy pre-dated that of Galileo by 150 years and set the stage for much of what has come since in our journey to the stars), take a listen as Buzz talks about his latest endeavor, The Human SpaceFlight Institute, and his thoughts on our trajectory to Mars. Then writer/director MICHAEL GRODNER joins BTLRadioShow to talk about his feature directorial debut, THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE. A renowned director of music videos and creator of DirectyLaundry.TV, Michael continues his longtime love of music and exploration of the visual medium with this narrative feature co-written and starring JOE CARDAMONE, longtime frontman of punk band The Icarus Line. From a true black and white visual palette to non-actors to the affability of Cardamone and the ease and relatability of the story, Michael goes in-depth into the making of ICARUS with a refreshing candor and energy. And then sit back and take a listen to our exclusive interview with filmmakers DAVID ZELLNER and NATHAN ZELLNER as hilarity ensues talking the wild, wacky, and wonderful revisionist western DAMSEL. Co-directors, co-writers and two of the film's stars, the brothers extraordinaire cover everything from their love of classic westerns (and Budd Boetticher) to location shooting to story to miniature horses, chickens, colors, rowboats and coastlines (in a western, yes!), to directing and acting at the same time, and more. The follow-up to their award-winning indie darling "Kumiko The Treasure Hunter", David and Nathan are an effervescent delight!http://behindthelensonline.net http://eliasentertainmentnetwork.com

1hr 2mins

25 Jun 2018

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The Icarus Line Must Die / Film School Radio interview with Director Michael Grodner

KUCI: Film School

Punk's not dead in this cool AF drama riffing on actual events. THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape. With a new record completed and a major label deal within sight, Joe fights to keep his band, his relationship and his life from completely falling apart. Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson (RETOX, The Locust), Rafael Reyes (Prayers) and Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) are featured along with performances by Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, The Icarus Line, Retox, Obliterations and Annie Hardy of Giant Drag. The film was directed by Michael Grodner and written by Michael Grodner and Joe Cardamone. THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE will open in LA on June 22 at the Laemmle Royal and will rollout theatrically over the summer by Dark Star Pictures.  The film will also be available on digital on 7/10 (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox and local Cable Providers). Director Michael Grodner joins us to talk about his collaborator and star, Joe Cardamone, the blurred lines between narrative and documentaries, his take on the LA music scene, past and present and Dirty Laundry.Social media:facebook.com/theicaruslinemustdie facebook.com/pg/DirtyLaundryTV

22 Jun 2018

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Michael Grodner, director of The Icarus Line Must Die

100 Words Or Less: The Podcast

Episode 311 - Film and music. The two have been passions of mine and the guest this week for quite some time and I was excited to talk about it with the director, Michael Grodner. He most recently finished his first feature length film called The Icarus Line Must Die which is an incredible piece of work combining the LA punk scene and a film noir look at life in a band. He also directed many music videos that you have probably seen from bands like Planes Mistaken For Stars, Brazil and more. It’s a fascinating discussion of creating art in 2018 and beyond. Dive in and enjoy! Sound of Vinyl is the best record store you haven’t visited yet. Sign up for their text service and get $5 off your first record. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

20 Jun 2018

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Michael Grodner – THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE – Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

The Film Class Podcast w/ Marielou Mandl

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie! Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Director, Michael Grodner! ABOUT MICHAEL GRODNER:Michael Grodner makes music videos and branded content. His work receives regular shout-outs from MTV2 and MTVU, and has appeared at world-wide festivals such as the Brighton Festival (UK), Synch Festival (Athens, Greece) and the Indie Pop Film Test in Newport Kentucky where his video, Brazil's "Escape" captured Best Music Video. He's directed videos for Cursive, Chiodos, Kill Me T Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

12 Jun 2018