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TIR PRESENTS Movie Night Extravaganza: Mickey and Nicky w/ Matthew Film Guy and Conan Neutron

TIR PRESENTS Movie Night Extravaganza: Mickey and Nicky w/ Matthew Film Guy and Conan Neutron

Update: 2021-11-07
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Shot: A 1976 film about male friendship, masculinity, and the ways that we hurt and betray each other.
 
Chaser: Mikey and Nicky are low-level wiseguys on a frenzied road trip.
 
Conan Neutron and Majority Report film contributor Matthew “Film Guy” Weiss will join Forrest Miller to discuss Elaine May’s 1976 crime drama.
 
Elaine May wrote this film over the course of several years and production became intense and went far over-budget leading to her loss of final cut. Elaine May has said that the film is based on people she knew in Philadelphia and situations that actually occurred.
It’s a deeply nuanced and layered story of male friendship. Both hilarious and dark. It focuses on the ways that our pride and paranoia can often lead to self-destruction.
It’s also one of the first Gangster films that focuses on the lowest “class” of Wiseguys. The bottom of a large organized crime hierarchy. This class element becomes important to the story as both Mikey and Nicky are incredibly desperate, always broke, and have every incentive to turn on each other in this dark underground world of organized crime.
It is steeped in an endless cycle of paranoia.
 
Forrest will discuss with Conan and Matthew how much they believe this is the product of a Cold War Nixonian psyche permeating the whole country and what this says about American society.
 
Conan Neutron is the host of Protonic Reversal and the frontman for Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends: https://www.protonicreversal.com/
 
Matthew “Film Guy” Weiss is a frequent contributor to the Majority Report with Sam Seder, has a very popular Letterbox’d account (@LangdonBoom) and runs a film discussion group: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/.../cultural-arts-and.../
 
Forrest Miller is the host of Movie Night Extravaganza:
https://www.youtube.com/movienightextravaganza
https://www.twitch.tv/movienightextravaganza
 
Movie Night Extravaganza Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MovieNightExtra
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TIR PRESENTS Movie Night Extravaganza: Mickey and Nicky w/ Matthew Film Guy and Conan Neutron

TIR PRESENTS Movie Night Extravaganza: Mickey and Nicky w/ Matthew Film Guy and Conan Neutron

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