Stony Brook, NY - July 12, 2016 - Everybody Wants Some's Glen Powell and J. Quinton Johnson, and directors John Putch and Lee Wilkof, whose films are playing at the Stony Brook Film Festival, will be Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film.
Everybody Wants Some is the critically acclaimed comedy directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Linklater. The film follows freshman pitcher Jake as he arrives at college in the summer of 1980 and meets his new rowdy teammates. Together, they spend time attending parties, meeting girls, and practicing baseball before school starts.
Photo: Cast of No Pay, Nudity.
The film features an outstanding cast of rising stars including guests Glenn Powell and J. Quinton Johnson. They will be discussing working with legendary director Richard Linklater, and their unique characters. Everybody Wants Some is out on Blu-ray and DVD. the Sounds of Film will also be featuring cuts from the film's soundtrack which features classic tracks from the Sugarhill Gang, Jermaine Jackson, Devo, and the Cars.
Director Lee Wilkof will also be on the show discussing his film No Pay, Nudity, which will be screening at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 26th. Lee Wilkof is a Tony-nominated actor who is known for originating the role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.The film is about a middle aged actor who has lost his way. After his dog dies and he becomes estranged from his friends and family, he is cast in a production of King Lear in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, where he begins to find his way back to happiness. No Pay, Nudity stars Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy.
Lee stated," After being an actor for over 40 years, I wanted to make a film about the actors who I work with and love. No Pay, Nudity is about these people."
Photo: The Father and the Bear.
The director of The Father and Bear, John Putch, will also be Tom's guest on the Sounds of Film. The Father and the Bear will be playing at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 22nd. John Putch first rose to fame as one of the stars of One Day at a Time. After acting for many years, he started getting recognition as a successful independent director of films like Mojave Phone Booth and the US Route 30 Trilogy. The Father and the Bear is about a retired character actor with diagnosed dementia who is asked to return for a single performance at his beloved summer theater against the wishes of his daughter. The film stars Wil Love, Dendrie Taylor and David DeLuise.
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film-themed radio show. For over 28 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, NY, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on wusb.fm. Recent guests include Son of Saul's Laszlo Nemes, Searching for Sugarman's Rodriguez, hip hop legend Eric B., Congessman Steve Israel, director Barbara Kopple and Peter Fonda.