Jeff McCarty loves movies. He's one of us. He restores films for a living. He's also a filmmaker. He's also a musician and did I mention he loves movies? Anyway, Jeff is our first Cinemondo Podcast special guest which is a cool honor - time will prove me right. Jeff knows a lot about all facets of moviemaking and is also an historian. He has also just opened, with some business partners, the second film processing lab in Los Angeles. Although most everything is now shot on digital, shooting on film is still a thing. And something shot on film just has a different feel. It's an option that should remain an option. Jeff is helping keep "film"making alive. He's a cool first guest. We'll most certainly have him on again; if he can handle Darwin. (Darwin barks a lot at new people; then he calms down and loves them. But he does bark a lot. A lot.)
He's also the guy that told us to check out The Love Witch (or maybe it was Kathy, she's just as cool as Jeff). Either way, Anne Biller's The Love Witch is something very special. A nod to 60s and 70s technicolor movies, with an intense retro feel. But it also has some interesting things to say about male/female relationships. In that way, it is very modern. The movie is one-of-a-kind and needs to be seen by anyone as cool as Jeff or Kathy. Burk and Mark got to see it because they are "cool adjacent".