Ep 582: Isabelle Huppert & Ira Sachs • Whitney Dow Returns

Oct 24, 2019

[6 mins. 35 secs.] Filmmaker Ira Sachs ("Love is Strange") returns for his 4th visit to the podcast. He has appeared on Episodes 57, 234 & 445. He's back with his latest film, "Frankie" and is joined by his leading lady, Isabelle Huppert ("The Piano Teacher", "Elle"). Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, "Frankie" follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers —stirred by their romantic impulses— discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling. The film also stars Brendon Gleeson, Marisa Tomei & Greg Kinnear and Jérémie Renier, and opens Friday, October 25th in NYC and La, then wider in the coming weeks.

[34 mins. 50 secs.] Whitney Dow ("The Two Towns of Jasper") returns to the podcast to discuss his latest project: the Whiteness Project. Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, understand and experience their race. Whiteness Project is conducting interviews with people from all walks of life and localities in which they are asked about their relationship to, and their understanding of, their own whiteness. Each video interview is paired with a statistic that provides a greater societal context and offers an opportunity for self-reflection by the audience on their own thoughts about race. This conversation was recorded at the Camden International Film Festival where a variation of the interactive experience took place. Visit the official website to get the full experience and find more details.

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