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The Projection Booth:Solarbabies

Special Guest: D.A. Metrov

Guest Co-Host: Patrick Bromley

What was once “the kids’ version of THX-1138“, Solarbabies is the story of seven orphans looking for salvation in a water-starved post-apocalyptic world. The neon-colored film from second-time director Alan Johnson was originally conceived by the artist Metrov. The story behind Solarbabies might be more compelling than the final film itself.

We’re joined this week by Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast to make our way through the wasteland of Solarbabies.


Buy Solarbabies on DVD

Visit the official Metrov website

Read Patrick’s piece on It Came from the ’80s

Read the Forces of Geek piece about Solarbabies

Listen to our Rollerball episode

Be sure to listen to F This Movie!


“Lawrence of Arabia (Overture)” – Maurice Jarre

“Love Will Set You Free” – Smokey Robinson

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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