Ep 715: Keith Phipps • Melissa Lyde

Author & film journalist Keith Phipps discusses his recently published book “Age of Cage” about the film career of iconic & controversial actor Nicolas Cage. And film programmer Melissa Lyde talks about the mission she has with her film series, Alfreda’s Cinema, which is currently having a fundraising campaign.

Author & film journalist Keith Phipps discusses his recently published book “Age of Cage” about the film career of iconic & controversial actor Nicolas Cage. And film programmer Melissa Lyde talks about the mission she has with her film series, Alfreda’s Cinema, which is currently having a fundraising campaign.

08:19Jump to Keith Phipps segment 39:29Jumo to Melissa Lyde segment

The film critic and author Keith Phipps makes his first appearance on Filmwax. Phipps is the author of the book “Age of Cage” (Henry Holt & Co., 2022). Sweeping in scope and intimate in its profile of a fiercely passionate artist, “Age of Cage” is, like the man himself, surprising, insightful, funny, and one of a kind. The book is available wherever books are sold. And don’t miss Keith’s film writing available on his Substack.

Melissa Lyde is the curator of Alfreda’s Cinema, working towards becoming the only micro-cinema in Brooklyn to operate under the leadership of a black woman with a mission to screen films that celebrate black and non-black people of color. Founded by Lyde in 2015, Alfreda’s Cinema screens films that tell black stories that resonate with depth and love, the richness and culture of their history, dynamics, shapes, colors, and their truth. By strategically operating in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY,  Alfreda’s Cinema aims to connect audiences with black-told stories. Visit Alfreda Cinema’s Go Fund Me campaign and consider contributing!

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