'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys State in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organising political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor. One of those governor candidates is Steven Garza who joins us for our latest A24 Project interview. Steven shares how he became involved with the documentary, what didn't make the cut, the daily process of attending Boys State and filming, his hopes for the future during a contentious election year in America, and much more.
Dallas King is joined by professionalgame master Timm Woods who helped A24 in creating 'The Green Knight' tabletop fantasy roleplaying game.
Dallas and Lee come to the end of the A24 filmography for now with First Cow and Boys State. Joining us this week is writer and critic Laura Venning to discuss First Cow and we welcome the directors of Boys State, Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and "government nerd" Phillip Gilfus.
'First Cow' follows a taciturn loner and skilled cook who has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organising political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor.
Lee is joined by Logan Hawkes who plays Ephraim Winslow, a character with a mysterious connection to Robert Pattinson's character Thomas Howard in Robert Eggers sophomore feature for A24, The Lighthouse.
Logan shares with us the surprising story of how his barbershop the Lucky Cat in Nova Scotia played a key role in his casting in The Lighthouse, his experience on the set, working with Robert Pattinson, Robert Eggers, Willem Dafoe and former guest on the show Valeriia Karman, and much more!
Dallas and Lee turn their attention to A24's last films of 2019, In Fabric and Uncut Gems.
In Fabric is written and directed by Peter Strickland and is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.
Uncut Gems stars Adam Sandler as a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score who makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
We've got interviews with Uncut Gems stars Wayne Diamond and Jake Ryan and we welcome back Brianna Zigler to discuss the Safdie Brother masterpiece.
2020 has been a frustrating year for A24 films fans with delays for Saint Maud and The Green Knight being released into cinemas. However, today sees 'Boys State', the latest film from the A24 and Apple TV partnership arrive on Apple TV around the world.
'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organizing political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor.
To mark it’s release, Lee is joined by the films directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine to discuss the making of this documentary that was sold to Apple TV and A24 for $10 million and has provoked exciting debates and reaction about the future of America and democracy.
Lee and Dallas review The Kill Team and joining us is critic Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss Trey Edward Shults and A24's third feature together, Waves.
'The Kill Team' is based on a true story, when Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target.
'Waves' traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
We have bonus interviews with the writer/director Trey Edward Shults and the cast Sterling K. Brown, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry and Taylor Russell.
Lee is joined by actress Imani Lewis to discuss her performance as Aniyah in Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade.
Imani takes us behind the scenes on her casting and the making of Eighth Grade, her career so far and shares with us some exciting upcoming projects.
Lee and Dallas turn their attention to the second A24 feature from Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse and the first Apple/A24 movie, The Elephant Queen.
The Lighthouse stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. We're joined for interviews by Robert Eggers, Valeriia Karman who plays the mysterious mermaid, Logan Hawkes as Ephraim Winslow, and we welcome critic and podcaster, Emily Murray to share her perspective. Click here to read Emily's interview with Midsomamr and Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster
In The Elephant Queen, we follow Athena, a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes us across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family.
Lee is joined by musician and actor Delano Montgomery who plays Jake, an arrogant Christian who comes into conflict with Ethan Hawke's Reverend Toller at an Abundant Life youth event in Paul Schrader's First Reformed.
Lee Hutchison and Dallas King tackle every single movie released by A24, one of the most groundbreaking companies distributing some of the industry's most original films. We also bring you interviews with the people behind Eighth Grade, Hereditary, The Florida Project, Under The Skin, Midsommar, The Lighthouse, The Farewell, Waves and much more.