Lee is joined the writer/director of A24's Into The Forest, Patricia Rozema. Into The Forest sees two sisters after a massive power outage learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.
Patricia shares with me about how she went from not watching a movie until she was sixteen to becoming one of Canada's most prominent filmmakers. Patricia talks about the success at Cannes for her debut film, I've Heard The Mermaids Singing, tackling an adaptation of Mansfield Park, working with Miramax and the Weinstein's, directing for HBO and streaming, adapting Into The Forest and collaborating with Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood and we look at her new film, Mouthpiece.
Lee and Dallas are joined by Hannah Ryan to discuss 20th Century Women and Trespass Against Us.
20th Century Women is set in 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie’s upbringing.
Trespass Against Us sees three generations of the rowdy Cutler family who live as outlaws in some of Britain’s richest countryside – hunting hares, ram-raiding stately homes, and taunting the police. Struggling to retain a way of life fast becoming extinct, Chad Cutler ends up caught between his father’s archaic principles and trying to do right by his kids, whilst the full force of the law is finally catching up with him.
In A24 Hour News, we look at the forthcoming Midsummer director's cut and preview our next interview with Patrica Rozema, the writer/director of Into The Forest.
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Lee is joined by composer Richard Vreeland aka Disasterpeace to discuss his work on A24's Under the Silver Lake.
Vreeland discusses his early career in video game composing, working on It Follows with David Robert Mitchell and the opportunities that followed, the challenges of scoring and working on Under the Silver Lake, what happened with the release of this film and composing music for a Netflix movie, Triple Frontier.
Dallas and Lee review A24's second music documentary, Oasis Supersonic and The Monster.
Oasis: Supersonic details the history of the Britpop band Oasis during their formative years and the height of their success in the 1990s.
Zoe Kazan stars in The Monster, which sees a mother and daughter confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.
In A24 Hour News we discuss The Lighthouse trailer, home video deals in the United States, the success of The Farewell and preview of our interview with Under The Silver Lake composer, Disasterpeace.
Lee Hutchison speaks with filmmaker Azazel Jacobs, the writer/director of the A24 produced film, The Lovers. Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.
Azazel discusses coming from a filmmaking family and his early career in shorts and features before working on the HBO/Sky Atlantic series, Doll and Em. Azazel followed this up by writing/directing The Lovers, which was the second film after Moonlight to be produced and financed by A24. Azazel shares what it was like when A24 got involved, how they supported his creative vision and helped with the marketing and release of the film.
Lee and Dallas are joined by Megan Wilson, writer and podcaster for Screen Queens to breakdown American Honey and the Oscar winning Moonlight.
In American Honey, a teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.Moonlight sees a young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
In A24 Hour News, we look ahead to Uncut Gems, A24's representation in Indiewire's Top 100 movies of the past decade and preview an upcoming interview with Azazel Jacobs, writer/director of The Lovers.
You can read Megan's work on Screen Queens website, tune into her podcast here and listen to the The Screen Queens A24 Anniversary Retrospective by clicking on these links.
Lee speaks with Jared Moshe, the writer/director of A24 western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown starring Bull Pullman in the titular role.
Jared discusses his early career as a producer before transitioning to writer-director with his first Western, Dead Man's Burden. The Ballad of Lefty Brown followed and after its premiere at South By South West, A24 acquired the rights to the film. Jared tells us what it was like to hear A24 was interested in his film, how their marketing team work on a film and what their reputation is like from a filmmakers point of view.
Dallas and Lee watch two A24 films for the first time, Morris from America and The Sea of Trees.
First up we check out Morris from America, Morris is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Germany with his dad and falls for a girl at a youth club who encourages him to open up and share his rapping skills.
In The Sea of Trees, a suicidal American played by Matthew McConaughey befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji, a popular suicide spot and the two search for a way out.
In A24 Hour News we look at the release of Midsommar, A24 Public Access and preview an upcoming interview on our podcast with the writer/director of The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Jared Moshe.
Lee and Dallas watch two A24 movies for the first time, Equals which is set in an emotionless utopia, stars Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart who fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society and Into The Forest which sees two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home after a massive power outage.
In A24 Hour News we discuss Fox News and their outrage over the new HBO/A24 series, Euphoria.
Brian De Palma is the subject of A24's first documentary 'De Palma' as he shares experiences and insight into a career that has spanned over fifty years and in 'Swiss Army Man' Paul Dano is a suicidal young man who encounters a farting corpse played by Daniel Radcliffe in one of their most original films.
In A24 Hour News, Dallas and Lee discuss the breaking news that Robert Pattinson is dropping out of The Souvenir Part II and look at the hype machine for the upcoming Midsommar.