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31May/170

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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28Mar/170

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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21Jun/160

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").

14Jun/160

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").

6Jun/160

Denis Villeneuve Podcast: REW-FFWD (1994) and Next Floor (2008)

REW-FFWD and Next FloorCourtney Small of Cinema Axis joins Andrew in the first of an ongoing series discussing the movies of Denis Villeneuve.  Today, they'll talk about Villeneuve's 1994 short REW-FFWD and 2008's Next FloorREW-FFWD is available via Youtube and Next Floor from Vimeo.

Please check out Courtney's writing at Cinema Axis along with their ongoing coverage of the Inside Out festival.

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