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Switchblade Sisters Episode 99: 'The Witch' with 'The Long Walk' Director Mattie Do and 'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)

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Guests: 
Mattie Do
Guests: 
Issa López

The Witch

(L to R) April Wolfe, Issa López, Mattie Do

Recorded LIVE at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, this show has a little bit of everything - special guests, witchcraft, and a stuffed animal version of Black Phillip. Mattie Do, Laos's first, and only, female film director, is our special guest. And she's on the show to talk about 2015's The Witch. She details her own personal connection to magic and witchcraft, and how this film influenced the look and feel of her own horror-folk film, The Long Walk. She and April are also joined by Tigers Are Not Afraid director Issa López to help decide which member of the audience gets to sell their soul to the devil.

You can see Mattie's film The Long Walk on the film festival circuit.

You can see Issa's film Tigers Are Not Afraid on Shudder.

And if you haven't seen The Witch, you simply must!

With April Wolfe, Mattie Do, and Issa López .

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters on Twitter or Facebook.

Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Tim League on The Grid

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I had the chance to talk with Tim League, the founder of the Alamo Draft House, the legendary theater in Texas - and its film distribution wing, which distributed Four Lions. Here's the clip, from The Grid - you can check out more videos on the show's site, including pieces by Jordan Morris. You can also watch it Thursdays at 7:45 on IFC.

Lemmy, the Directors and the Man: Interviews on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Lemmy Kilmister
Guests: 
Greg Olliver
Guests: 
Wes Orshoski

"Lemmy" Directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister is the legendary frontman of the band Motorhead. We talk with him, and with Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the directors of a documentary called Lemmy which premiered at South by Southwest in Austin.

Bear Nation Director Malcolm Ingram: Interview at South by Southwest on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Malcolm Ingram

Bear Nation Director Malcolm Ingram on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Malcolm Ingram, the director of Bear Nation, talks with Jesse Thorn at South by Southwest. The film is about "bears," a gay subculture known for their girth, their penchant for all things hirsute, and their acceptance of men who may not have been comfortable in other parts of gay culture.

Brent Weinbach in Austin

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OK Austin: one of our all-time favorite comedians in the whole US of A is at Cap City Comedy Club this week, and you are under direct orders not to miss it. He's the man banned from CBS for being "too weird," the man who conducted a fart orchestra at The Sound of Young America Live in LA. He's been featured with the Comedians of Comedy at Coachella and at the Aspen Comedy Festival. He'll be there tonight through Saturday night, tickets are available here.

Another Sound of Young America Presents comedy performance!

This weekend in Austin:

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This weekend, The Sound of Young America is proud to sponsor the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. They collect many of the best improv and sketch groups from around that country, have a festival, and oh yeah... a mini golf tournament. If you're in Austin, this is a once-a-year opportunity that's not to be missed. The festivities begin tonight!

Backpack Picnic: "Spin"

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An old friend of The Sound of Young America, Shannon McCormick, is a member of this Austin-based sketch group. I really enjoyed this sketch, called "Spin." Shannon's also a producer of the Outof Bounds Comedy Festival (and Miniature Golf Tournament), of which TSOYA is proud to be a sponsor this year.

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