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13 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 29: 1on1 with Alanna Bale (KICKING BLOOD)
KICKING BLOOD tells the story of Anna (Alanna Bale), a young vampire who must feed on the blood of others to survive. Together with her brood, they feed nightly off of toxic men and thrive off the high they feel after doing so. However, when she meets a humble alcoholic named Robbie (Luke Bilyk) who tries to get clean, Anna begins to wonder if she can kick her own habit of consuming blood as well, even if doing so could kill her. In this 1on1, we talk with Bale about the power of metaphorical horror, hope for addiction and what drives her character.
15 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 28: 1on1 with Tim Rozon (DAKOTA)
Set on a small town family farm in the American South, DAKOTA tells the story of single mom Kate (Abbie Cornish) and her daughter Alex (Lola Sultan). Grieving the loss of her military husband, Kate is surprised one day when CJ (Tim Rozon) arrives with Dakota, an ex-military dog who served with her husband on the field. In this 1on1, we speak to Rozon about his love of animals, filming during COVID and the meaning of heroes.
44 minutes | May 20, 2022
Episode 27: SF Radio 8.25: Mental Health and the Multiverse in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Truly anything goes in the multiverse. Whether it's empowering chapstick, googly-eyed boulders and hot dog fingers, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE unleashes the potential of the concept in its fullest sense, bringing every conceivable universe to life with boundless imagination. However, at the same time, to gaze into infinity is also an overwhelming prospect. This week, Victor Stiff and Victoria McCartney join Steve to talk about dealing with mental health, the healing power of compassion and staring into the Everything Bagel.
83 minutes | May 13, 2022
Episode 26: SF Radio 8.24 Bending our Minds Around DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
Directed by Sam Raimi, DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS opens up the MCU in incredible (and horrifying) ways. When a new threat calls the good Doctor and his new companion, America Chavez, to jump from universe to universe, they enlist the help of Wanda Maximoff in an effort to get things under control. However, they very quickly discover that Maximoff may herself be the very threat they're attempting to prevent from ripping apart the multiverse. This week, Dina Hamdieh and Miriam Ibrahim return to discuss the ramifications for Universe 616, the evolution of Scarlett Witch and why we care about the multiverse.
14 minutes | May 13, 2022
Episode 25: 1on1 with Naveen A. Chathapuram (THE LAST VICTIM)
Written and directed by Naveen A. Chathapuram, THE LAST VICTIM is a modern western that highlights the heaviness of a land gone wild. As she and her husband set out on a vacation, Susan (Ali Larter) accidentally finds herself in the crosshairs of a vicious killer who needs to dispose of any and all witnesses to his actions. In this 1on1, we speak to Chathapuram about finding light in the darkness and the evolution of the Western.
60 minutes | May 6, 2022
Episode 24: SF Radio 8.23 Bearing THE UNBEARABLE WEIGH OF MASSIVE TALENT
In THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, Nicolas Cage takes on his greatest enemy... Nicolas Cage. After his mounting debt forces him to take on an appearance a birthday party offering a $1M paycheque, Cage somehow becomes embroiled in a CIA investigation, political kidnapping and, most challenging of all, reconciling with his family. This week, Dave Voigt (InTheSeats.ca) and newcomer Adam Kline drop by the podcast to talk about the legacy of Nic Cage, our obsession with celebrities and what makes a 'good' film.
18 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 23: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Cody Sheehy & Samira Kiani (MAKE PEOPLE BETTER)
Directed by Cody Sheehy and produced by Samira Kiani, MAKE PEOPLE BETTER tells the story of Dr. He Jiankui, a Chinese geneticist who made waves by producing the world’s first genetically-edited babies in 2018. Although Dr. He’s work was feted at first by the Chinese government, the ensuing pandemonium over the ethical implications of his work quickly led to his disappearance. As the scientific community grapples with his boundary-breaking work, so too must they ask themselves whether or not there is a cost to their desire to make people better. In this 1on1, we speak to Sheehy and Kiani about the boundaries between science and ethics and changing public opinion.
21 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 23: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch & Daria Lombroso (THE QUIET EPIDEMIC)
Directed by Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch and produced by Daria Lombroso, THE QUIET EPIDEMIC follows young Julia Bruzzese and her father as they fight for answers to her mysterious symptoms. When they discover that she suffers from Lyme Disease, Julia and her father quickly realize that they are not alone in their battle to be taken seriously by doctors and insurance companies who seem determined to keep this epidemic quiet. In this 1on1, we speak to Keys, Crane-Murdoch and Lombroso about the terrifying realities of Lyme disease and why doctors struggle to acknowledge it.
21 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 22: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Andrew Moir, Michelle Serieux and Sophia Malahoo-Dunkley (DON'T COME SEARCHING)
Directed by Andrew Moir and produced by Michelle Serieux, DON'T COME SEARCHING tells the story of Delroy Dunkley, a committed Jamaican family man who works half the year in Canada as a migrant worker. Excited to ask his partner Sophia Malahoo-Dunkley to marry him upon his return home, Delroy’s situation takes a dramatic turn when he’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sending shockwaves through his family and calling Sophia to take on the role of caregiver for her ailing love and children. In this 1on1, we speak to Moir, Serieux, and Malahoo-Dunkley about the immense challenges of migrant workers and the strength of being a caregiver.
17 minutes | May 3, 2022
Episode 21: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Tom Wilson and Shane Belcourt (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)
Directed by Shane Belcourt, Beautiful Scars delves into the life of former Junkhouse frontman Tom Wilson and the secrets of his past. With honesty and humility, Scars allows Wilson the opportunity to share his story onscreen, including the struggles that dragged him down and the difficult path to rediscovery. In this 1on1, we speak to Wilson and Belcourt about reconciling with the past and the power of telling one's story.
16 minutes | May 2, 2022
Episode 20: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Sara Taksler (HOW SABA KEPT SINGING)
Directed by Sara Taksler, HOW SABA KEPT SINGING tells the story of David Wisnia (affectionately called ‘Saba’ by his grandchildren), 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who has found it too difficult to explain what took place during his time in Auschwitz-Birkenau to his family . On the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, his grandson Avi accompanies Wisnia on a trip to Poland as he opens up about his experiences in the concentration camp, including the singing voice that pleased the guards and the love affair that gave him the will to live. In this 1on1, speak to Taksler about the therapeutic power of the arts and the importance of passing on our stories.
18 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Episode 19: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Jennifer Baichwal (INTO THE WEEDS)
From award-winning director Jennifer Baichwal, INTO THE WEEDS follows Bay Area groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson who began to suffer rashes in 2014. As the condition continued to worsen, Johnson decided to take legal action against Monsanto, a multi-national agrochemical corporation who claimed that the chemicals he was using were safe, even though his experience proved otherwise. In this 1on1, we speak to Baichwal about telling the truth in documentaries, holding corporations accountable and the relationship between the Indigenous populations and the natural world.
14 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Episode 18: 1on1 with Cheryl Ladd (A COWGIRL'S SONG)
A Cowgirl’s Song tells the story of sisters Halley (Savannah Lee May) and her sister, Brooke (Darci Lynne) who are shocked to hear that their father has gone to prison for a crime he claims that he didn’t know he was committing. Determined to visit him, they leave home and trek to visit their grandmother (Cheryl Ladd) and figure out how they can help him. In this 1on1, we speak with Ladd about her love of music, advice for her young co-stars and 'letting the shadows fall behind'.
15 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Episode 17: 1on1 with Tahir Rana (CHARLOTTE)
Co-directed by Tahir Rana and Eric Tarin, CHARLOTE is a stunning piece that highlights one woman’s journey in the face of oppression and the courage that she displays through her art. As a Jewish woman living in Germany during the Second World War, Charlotte Salomon’s story is one forged through suffering and sacrifice. In this 1on1, we speak with Rana about what sets Salomon apart and what it means for art to encapsulate a life. SHOW LESS
11 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Episode 17: 1on1 with Julia Rosenburg (CHARLOTTE)
Produced by Julia Rosenburg, CHARLOTTE is a stunning piece that highlights one woman’s journey in the face of oppression and the courage that she displays through her art. As a Jewish woman living in Germany during the Second World War, Charlotte Salomon’s story is one forged through suffering and sacrifice. In this 1on1, we speak with Rosenburg about the relationship between art and mental health and the tension between life and theatre.
6 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Episode 16: 1on1 with Aaron Blabey and Pierre Perifel (THE BAD GUYS)
Directed by Pierre Perifel, THE BAD GUYS is a fast and furry-ous trip outside the law. Based on Aaron Blabey’s children’s books of the same name, BAD GUYS pops with lovable characters, stunning animation and genuine fun. In this 1on1, we speak with Perifel and Blabey about adapting the work for the big screen and their goals for the visuals.
52 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Episode 15: SF Radio 8.22: High-Speed Heroes in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2
Now that SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 has sped into theatres, its box office success shows that this franchise actually has legs after all. With fun and furry, the sequel sees Sonic run far beyond the limits of Green Hills as he and new friend Tails work together to find the Chaos Emerald before his new adversary, Knuckles (Idris Elba). This week, Kirk Haviland (InTheSeats.ca; Blood in the Snow Film Festival) stops by to talk about the success (and failures) of video game films and what makes a hero.
28 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Episode 14: 1on1 with Esteban Comilang (ISLANDS)
Directed by Martin Edralin, ISLANDS tells the story of Joshua (Rogelio Balagtas), a middle-aged Filipino immigrant who still lives with his parents in their home. After the death of his mother, Joshua is left to care for his father Reynaldo (Estaban Comilang) full time, forcing him to leave his job in the process. In this 1on1, we speak to Comilang about telling Filipino stories, his personal connection to Reynaldo and his passion for Elvis.
20 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Episode 13: 1on1 with Andrew Levitas (MINAMATA)
Directed by Andrew Levitas, MINIMATA follows W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp), an American photographer who was urged by a Japanese translator named Aileen (Minami) to return home with her so that he can report on the toxic effects of the Chisso corporation’s chemical waste on her community. Intrigued by the assignment, Smith moves to Japan and uses his camera to aid their fight against corporate greed and industrial pollution. In this 1on1, we speak to Levitas about collaborating with Depp, the challenges of recreating history and how our relationship wtih the 'image' has changed.
18 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Episode 12: 1on1 with Alana Hawley Purvis (RANGE ROADS)
Directed by Kyle Thomas, RANGE ROADS tells the story of Jackie (Alana Hawley Purvis), a children's television performer who is rocked by the news that her parents have passed away. When she returns home, she must face a past that she had wanted to leave behind. Nominated for Best Actress at this year's Canada Screen Awards for her performance, Alana Hawley Purvis brings a humility and courage to her portrayal of Jackie that makes her memorable and relatable. In this 1on1, we speak to Hawley Purvis about what she believes Frankie is looking for and wearing masks in our everyday lives.
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