Check Your Threading is a biweekly podcast where your hosts watch a movie, do some homework, and create a peek into the film’s history, psychology, and perspective.

Sam B.

Sam B. (he/they) has a film theory background, and likes to exchange thoughts and knowledge on the subject at any given time. He is also a writer of experimental fiction, a lover of cats, and pursuing a career in competitive napping.

Their top five favorite films (for now):
Midsommar (2019)
The Last Wave (1977)
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Moonlight (2016)
The Devils (1971)   


Lauren L.

Lauren L. (she/her) has a background in creative writing and literature, and she likes to binge research. Her specialties include the fourth genre, experimental baking, and guilt.

Her top five favorite films:
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Moonlight (2016)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
The Fall (2006)
Moulin Rouge (2001)


A Note on the Title, “Check Your Threading”

Sam worked for some years at a single-screen cinematheque in Santa Fe, NM. Projection of traditional, celluloid film depends on – quite literally – checking to make sure that the threading of the film through the projector has been properly achieved, sometimes multiple times throughout a film as reels are changed in and out. Sam has had more than one nightmare about improperly threading the film. (I shudder to think. – LL)

A Note on the Cover Art

Our cover art was commissioned from and created by the inestimable Shelby Criswell, freelance illustrator and all around good human. You can view their portfolio at shelbycriswell.com.