The Drunk Projectionist is a podcast that's buzzed about movies. We feature interviews with directors, actors and cinematographers to reveal what makes brilliant movies timeless. From 70s classics to silents to today, The Drunk Projectionist podcast goes deep to understand what's on the screen, how it got there and why it works or doesn't.

The podcast is hosted by Todd Melby, co-producer of We Don't Talk Like That: Fargo and the Midwest Psyche, a radio documentary about the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Melby is also a reporter and podcast producer at American Public Media.

Melby is currently working on a behind-the-scenes book about the making of Fargo, which will be published in 2020 by MNHS Press.

The Drunk Projectionist theme music was composed by Breakmaster Cylinder.


Our Ethos

At The Drunk Projectionist we believe in film—not digital reproductions of film—and watching movies in public places with other people. At the dawn of the digital age, we settled in to watch a Russian film at a regional film festival. When the movie began, pixelated words appeared on the screen and we lost it, yelling "What the f---?" and left in a huff. During short trips, we often tuck into movie houses screening great, or just odd, films.

We love places like the New Beverly in Los Angeles, Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Trylon in Minneapolis, Metrograph in New York and the KiMo in Albuquerque.



We don't expect you to donate. We expect to attract advertisers who will pay us briefcases full of shiny stuff to support the work of The Drunk Projectionist But until that magical day, you can throw us a few nickels here.



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Our email: todd [at] thedrunkprojectionist.com

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