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Changing Reels Episode 26 – The Wedding Banquet

To placate his meddling Taiwanese parents, Wai-Tung agrees to a marriage of convenience with a struggling artist Wei Wei. What he failed to mentioned to his parents is that he is already in a loving relationship with Simon. Things spiral out of control for Wai-Tung when his parents decide to make a surprise visit to help plan the wedding. This week walk down the aisle with Ang Lee’s 1993 romantic comedy The Wedding Banquet. We also take time to highlight our short film picks of the week: Pink Grapefruit by Michael Mohan and In a Heartbeat by Beth David and Esteban Bravo.

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Changing Reels Episode 19 – Paris Is Burning

As the 2017 Inside Out Film Festival draws nearer, we continue our celebration of LGBT cinema with Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning.  Currently streaming on Netflix, Livingston’s critically acclaimed 1990 documentary focuses on the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City’s drag balls.  Touching on themes of racism, poverty, body image and family, Livingston constructs a vibrant film that is both thought-provoking and entertaining.  We also take a moment to discuss our short film picks:  Paul Frankl’s Roxanne and Hope Dickson Leach’s Silly Girl.

Show notes:

  • 5:38 Roxanne by Paul Frankl
  • 11:25 Silly Girl by Hope Dickson Leach
  • 18:45 Paris Is Burning by Jennie Livingston

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Changing Reels Episode 4 – Love Jones

Roger Ebert once wrote in his review of the romantic comedy Love Jones that the film makes us “realize how painfully limited the media vision of urban black life is. Why do the movies give us so many homeboys and gangstas and druggies and so few photographers, poets and teachers?” In this episode we revisit Theodore Witcher’s Love Jones and discuss its portrayal of black artists, weathering the storm in relationships, and how the film is being revived this month as a musical.

We also share our short film picks: Miguel Arteta’s Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? and Danny Sangra’s Odile et Michel.

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Show notes:

  • 1:18 – Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? by Miguel Arteta
  • 8:37 – Odile et Michel by Danny Sangra
  • 14:31 – Love Jones by Theodore Witcher

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Denis Villeneuve Podcast: Cosmos (1996) and Maelstrom (2000)

Cosmos and MaelstromCourtney Small of Cinema Axis joins Andrew to discuss the tense and paranoid Denis Villeneuve short Le Technetium from the 1996 anthology film Cosmos, and the crazy, fish-narrated, depression-laced, Genie-sweeping Maelstrom.

Both the introduction and outro on the podcast come from composer Jóhann Jóhannsson for Sicario ("The Beast") and Prisoners ("Through Falling Snow").


Denis Villeneuve Podcast: August 32nd on Earth (1998)

August 32nd on EarthCourtney Small of Cinema Axis is back to discuss August 32nd on Earth, Denis Villeneuve's first major motion picture.  August 32nd on Earth features multiple perspective shifts, a fever-dream approach to romantic comedy, and more of the superb sound design which enhanced REW-FFWD and Next Floor.

Both the introduction and outro on the podcast come from composer Jóhann Jóhannsson for Sicario ("The Beast") and Prisoners ("Through Falling Snow").