Twelve years ago New Year’s Eve, I put out my first podcast program, Film Festival reViews, a tryst for indie film lovers around the film festival circuit worldwide. Since then, End-of-Year shows highlight the films, festivals, music comings and goings. This year, we focused on a few of the notable and personal preference for strong women roles in all platforms– The Novitiate (Sundance) with a current theatrical screening at the Village East Cinema in New York City through January 4th; Ice Mother (Tribeca Film Festival) an international film from the Czech Republic; Wonder Woman (Box Office sensation) and Gal Gadot’s next project; The Keepers (Netflix Docuseries); The Trouble With Angels (Director, Ida Lupino). Recording and audio engineer and long time musician, Yuri’s music choices reaches into the pocket and pulls out some gems that stays with us for a long time. Looking forward to the coming year’s film festival season. Thanks for listening– become a subscriber! Happy New Year…
Traitors represents the restless generation in Tangiers, Morocco, inspired by the Clash hit Rock the Casbah, is transposed by lead singer, punk rocker, Malika (Chaimae Ben Acha), with the refrain– ” I’m so bored with Morocco, but what can I do?” Sean Gullette, co writer with Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, creates a world with empathy and admiration for the exotic mystery and cultural beauty of his adopted city. Interview with Sean Gullette and Audrey Rosenberg.
Cynthia Wade, Director of Academy Award winning Short Documentary, Freeheld, talks about elements that make up a “Cynthia Wade” stamp on her work, specifically a story told through the eyes of a strong female character.
Sky Sitney, SILVERDOCS and the language of film.