Monthly Archives: June 2018

Rebecca Addelman on The Graduate



With her first feature Paper Year playing theatrically in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver (and available across Canada on iTunes and Google Play), writer-director Rebecca Addelman drops in to talk about The Graduate, Mike Nichols’ indelible 1967 satire of American upper class and lower morals. Your genial host Norm Wilner has never sat at the bottom of a swimming pool, because he’s allergic to chlorine.


Sook-Yin Lee on Ali – Fear Eats the Soul



Her second feature Octavio Is Dead! opens in Toronto and Regina this Friday, so broadcaster and filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee is here to dive into the simple, stark power — and, regrettably, the present-day relevance — of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1973 drama Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Your genial host Norm Wilner is pretty sure he didn’t confuse Munich for Berlin again.


Emily Gagne and Danita Steinberg on Scream



Do you like scary movies? Emily Gagne and Danita Steinberg, hosts of the new podcast We Really Like Her!, bring the love for Wes Craven’s Scream, the 1996 movie that taught us all to be afraid of crank calls and department-store ghost costumes. Your genial host Norm Wilner made sure to record this during the day in a room with plenty of windows. It’s just safer for everybody.


Antoine Bourges on La Captive



Before writer-director Antoine Bourges brings his first feature Fail to Appear to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox this week, he stops into the studio to discuss the austere allure of Chantal Akerman’s 2000 Proust adaptation La Captive — a choice that lines up very nicely with his own aesthetic. Your genial host Norm Wilner exerts only the smallest amount of control on the conversation.