Ep 558: Gina Duncan • Rick Rowley

Jun 06, 2019

[11 mins.] Gina Duncan leads up the film department at BAM. She discusses her career as well as the upcoming BAMcinemaFest which takes place June 12th through the 23rd. The BAMcinemaFest 2019 main slate includes 22 feature films, with three world premieres: "De Lo Mio", Jong Ougie Pak’s gently poetic "Sunrise Sunset" (screening with Andrew Hevia’s "Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window"), and Lana Lin’s "The Cancer Journals Revisited", inspired by Audre Lorde’s classic memoir, featuring 27 writers, artists, activists, healthcare advocates, and current and former patients reciting Lorde’s manifesto. Other films included in the festival include the US premiere of "So Pretty", an intimate study of modern queer love; Rick Alverson’s mesmeric psychodrama "The Mountain", starring Jeff Goldblum, Denis Lavant, and Udo Kier; "Olympic Dreams", the first-ever scripted film shot in an Athlete Village during the Olympics, starring comedian Nick Kroll and former Olympian Alexi Pappas; social media stardom documentary "Jawline"; "Brother to Brother" director & recent Filmwax Radio guest Rodney Evans’ intensely personal documentary "Vision Portraits"; Michael Tyburski’s hushed character study "The Sound of Silence", starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones; and many more. The festival also includes two short film programs of Narrative and Documentary shorts.

[45 mins. 30 secs.] Documentary filmmaker Rick Rowley ("Dirty Wars") makes his first appearance on the podcast. Rick has a new film called "16 Shots" about the 2014 Chicago police shooting of an African-American young man named Laquan McDonald, and the subsequent cover-up by the police department and the Chicago city government. The film will have a brief NY & LA Oscar qualifying theatrical before having its broadcast premiere on Showtime on Friday, June 14th, 9PM Eastern.

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