Ep 559: Jim Gaffigan • A. S. Hamrah • Hilary Brougher

Jun 13, 2019

[14 mins. 14 secs.] Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan ("Chappaquiddick", "Experimenter") calls in for a brief conversation at the top of the show, to discuss his latest film, a dramedy called "Being Frank" which is directed by Miranda Bailey. A normal father's family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family. The film also stars Logan Miller, Samantha Mathis, Anna Gunn, and old friend of the podcast, Alex Karpovsky. "Being Frank" will have its theatrical premiere at The Landmark at 57 West in Manhattan and at The Landmark in Los Angels.

[30 mins. 40 secs.] Film critic and author, A. S. Hamrah stops by the new Filmwax Radio Studios (aka the Neil LaBute Studio) for his first visit. Hamrah discusses his new collection of film writing called "The Earth Dies Streaming" (n+1, 2018). This is a must-read for any film fans. Hamrah's style is both unique and accessible for all. If you're a fan of this podcast, please do yourself purchase a copy off the n+1 website or at Amazon.

[a hr. 9 mins. 7 secs.] Last up, the return of filmmaker Hilary Brougher with her new film "South Mountain". Hilary was last heard from on Episode 544, interviewed by Ronald Wohlman from SxSW this past March. She's back. We met up at the Maryland Film Festival where the film continues its great festival run. The film's next stop is at BAMcinemaFest this coming Saturday, June 15th, at 7PM. Tickets and more details. From the BAMcinemaFest website: As family ties come loose, a woman must find a way to heal in the absorbing, emotionally layered new drama from Hilary Brougher. Lila (Talia Balsam) is an artist and mother living in the Catskills who has selflessly devoted herself to everyone around her, often at the expense of her own happiness. When her husband (Scott Cohen) announces he is leaving her for another woman with whom has already fathered a child, Lila finds herself plunged into an existential crisis that unfolds with simmering tension and a series of unexpected twists. Built around an extraordinary performance from Talia Balsam—at once tightly wound and achingly vulnerable—South Mountain is a fearlessly honest portrait of a woman coming apart in order to become whole.

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