Ep 675: Max Casella, Kevin Corrigan, Onur Tukel & Thomas Jay Ryan • Beth B

Jul 02, 2021

[6 mins. 40 secs.] Beth B returns to the podcast after several years to discuss her latest documentary, "Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over" which is currently enjoying a theatrical at New York City's IFC Center as well as virtually. Beth B's film is a deep dive into the life and work of the fearless musician and performer Lydia Lynch that echoes the urgent, aggressive, unapologetic attitude that Lunch inhabits. Lunch hit the late 1970s New York City downtown scene with the band Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, a central pillar of the No Wave music movement. Since then, she has forged paths in the underground film scene as a director, actor, lecturer and women’s empowerment coach, feminist writer and spoken word performer.

[43 mins.] Filmmaker and Filmwax friend Onur Tukel returns to the podcast for his 9th appearance (holding the record) with a ragtag gang of actors including a returning Kevin Corrigan (his 5th time), Thomas Jay Ryan (his 2nd), and Max Casella (his 1st). Together they have made a wonderful film, a salve to the past year's tragedy that is the COVID-19 pandemic, called "Scenes From An Empty Church". In a locked-down NYC, two priests (Corrigan & Ryan) open their church doors to those seeking salvation during the most isolating of times. From the commonplace to the truly metaphysical, their visitors reflect the full spectrum of personal crises of spirituality. Throughout their encounters with the city’s sweetest, wildest and weirdest, the two priests learn the importance of connection, empathy and open-mindedness. Sometimes a little faith is all you need to make it through the bad times. The film is currently available on demand.

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