On this episode, we discuss the work of bisexual Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, who is best known for the films Appropriate Behaviour and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, as well as the TV shows The Slope and The Bisexual.
Bo Burnham: Inside (on Netflix now) was marketed as a comedy special, but what happens when you view it through the lens of creative nonfiction?
Reeling from a screening of First Cow at Picturehouse Central, Mia and Anna join Orla Smith on Zoom for a chat about all things Kelly Reichardt.
On this episode, we discuss two films about close female friendships between teenage girls — that may tip into sapphic love — and how they are affected when the girls are possessed by the patriarchy: Céline Sciamma’s Water Lilies (2007) and Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body (2009).
Orla Smith explains how putting together the 2021 Creative Nonfiction Workshop has changed how she thinks about both fiction and nonfiction.
Jeremy Simmons’s documentary film, Explant, produced by World of Wonder, exposes the horrors of the breast implant industry alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage.
We discuss two of the best films of 2021, No Ordinary Man and John Ware Reclaimed, documentaries that use creative techniques to reclaim lost history. We touch on why nonfiction is such a great medium for telling historical stories, because it’s uniquely equipped to connect those stories to our lives today.
To celebrate tomorrow’s UK release of First Cow, this profile of screenwriter and author Jon Raymond delves into his decades-long collaboration with Kelly Reichardt.
In this episode, we discuss two recent films directed by women about how women commodify themselves and are commodified by society and the people around them: Wendy Morgan’s Sugar Daddy and Rebecca Zlotowski’s Easy Girl. We ask how these films comment on patriarchal norms without (or if they manage to do so) reproducing them.
Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy chronicles the opioid crisis facing the people of the Kainai First Nation and how “harm reduction” practices can save them.