LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) PODCAST SERIES

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LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) is the weekly craft beer and movie podcast with Gen X veteran film critic Cole Smithey and Millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy.

Together, we copiously consume international politics and culture through the prism of a single film and a different craft beer each week.

Naturally we choose a special beer that we think reflects an aspect of the film we, or our frequent guest co-hosts, choose to dish about under the influence of a delicious craft beer. 

Anchor Steam, Ballast Point, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, Empire, Firestone Walker, Flying Dog, Founders, Green Flash, Grim, Industrial Arts, Left Hand, Ommegang, Revolution, Rogue Nation, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Two Brothers, Unibroue, and Victory are just a few of the breweries we've featured on the podcast. 

Bon appetite!

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January 12, 2018

RENDEZ-VOUS — ANDRE TECHINE

Cole broke out a bottle of MY BLOODY VALENTINE from ALE SMITH for our discussion of Andre Techine's RENDEZ-VOUS — currently streaming on FilmStruck — starring Juliette Binoche and Lambert Wilson. Bon appetite. 

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January 05, 2018

MURMUR OF THE HEART — LOUIS MALLE

FilmStruck is the cinematic well that keeps giving. In keeping with our agreement to kick of 2018 with four French films, Cole picked Malle's MURMUR OF THE HEART. The Truth IPA from Flying Dog Brewing hit just right bitter notes to go along with our discussion. Bon appetite. 

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Murmur of the Heart

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December 29, 2017

MY GOLDEN DAYS — ARNAUD DESPLECHIN

Harpoon Brewing's Winter Warmer supplied the craft beer influence for us to discuss Arnaud Desplechin's great coming-of-age drama MY GOLDEN DAYS, staring the ever-reliable Mathieu Amalric. Bon appetite! 

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December 22, 2017

LE SAMOURAI — JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE W/ GUEST CO-HOST MATT BLANKMAN

Bon vivant film and beer lover Matt Blankman returns to the Big Feast with his exquisite choice of Le Samouraï. Victory Brewing's HOP DEVIL is Mike's devilish beer choice to attend our discussion of the great French film staring the ever-perfect Alain Delon. Bon appetite. 

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December 15, 2017

BAD TIMING — Nicolas Roeg with Special Guest Co-Host Vallerie Trachsler

Brooklyn artist Valleire Trachsler came on the show to talk about one of Isabelle Huppert's favorite films included in the Criterion Collection, Nicolas Roeg's BAD TIMING: A SENSUAL OBSESSION.  Bon appetite. 

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December 08, 2017

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE — PETER YATES w/ Guest Co-Host TED RALL

Editorial cartoonist and author Ted Rall joins us to drink some SANTILLI IPA from NIGHT SHIFT BREWING out of Everett, Ma (because The Friends of Eddie Coyle is set all around Boston). Ted even spills the beans on his new graphic novel about the Pope. Bon appetite. 

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December 01, 2017

THE AMERICAN FRIEND — WIM WENDERS w/ Guest Co-Host ADAM SCARTOFF

New York City podcast legend Adam Schartoff of FilmWax Radio came on the show to talk about one of his favorite films (Wim Wenders's THE AMERICAN FRIEND), and to plug his current Kickstarter campaign to expand FilmWax. Was it a coincidence that I'm working on a video essay dedicated to Wim Wenders? Yep. Not to mention that THE AMERICAN FRIEND is currently streaming on FilmStruck.

IMPERIAL STOUT from LAGUNITAS gave us a comfortable base for our discussion. So if you're feeling flush go to Adam's campaign and donate some cash to FilmWax! Pull a chair up to the table at the Big Feast and find out! Bon appetite. 

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The American Friend

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November 24, 2017

Maîtresse — BARBET SCHROEDER

LIQUID TRUTH SERUM IPA from DOGFISH HEAD BREWING provided us with the base we needed to discuss this unknown and little seen BDSM erotic drama that really takes the cake. Pull a chair up to the table and join us for a really great feast. Bon appetite! 

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Maitresse

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November 17, 2017

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE — MIKE NICHOLS w/ Guest Co-Host Adam Zuniga

New York actor Adam Zuniga (Bierleichen Das Movie) was kind enough to bring a 2015 bottle of Firestone Walker PARABOLA IMPERIAL STOUT to share for our discussion of Mike Nichols's classic CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, starring Art Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, and Ann Margaret. How much did we love this beer and this movie? Have a seat at the Big Feast and find out! Bon appetite. 

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Adam Zuniga

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