Monthly Archives: July 2019

Shelagh McLeod on Moon



With her first feature Astronaut in theatres in Toronto and Vancouver and available on iTunes and Google Play Movies everywhere, actor turned filmmaker Shelagh McLeod makes the case for Duncan Jones’ 2009 debut Moon, in which Sam Rockwell plays a lonely lunar engineer whose world is turned upside down by an unexpected visitor. Your genial host Norm Wilner reminds you to watch Jones’ movie before listening to this episode.


Katherine Jerkovic on L’Intrus



With her award-winning first feature Roads in February screening in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week, writer-director Katherine Jerkovic sits down to talk about her admiration for, and awe of, the singular intensity of Claire Denis’ 2004 drama L’Intrus (The Intruder). Your genial host Norm Wilner apologizes for the HVAC noise.


Larry Weinstein on Amarcord



As we make our debut on the Frequency Podcast Network, filmmaker Larry Weinstein, whose new documentary Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies opens at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this Friday, July 19th, in Toronto, marks the occasion by celebrating the autobiographical fantasia of Federico Fellini’s Amarcord in all of its grand, grotesque splendor. Your genial host Norm Wilner only regrets not having antipasti on hand for this conversation.


Jasmin Mozaffari on The Virgin Suicides



Canadian Screen Award-winning director Jasmin Mozaffari, whose terrific first feature Firecrackers is streaming on Crave in Canada today in advance of its VOD debut on Friday, July 12th, stops in to talk about Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and its dreamy portrait of young women on the verge of … something. Your genial host Norm Wilner is still reeling over the fact that it was shot in Toronto.


Mitchell Cushman on High Fidelity



With Outside the March’s new location-specific theatrical experience The Tape Escape opening in Toronto this Thursday, July 4th, Dora-winning stage director Mitchell Cushman checks out High Fidelity, John Cusack and Stephen Frears’ 2000 adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel about love, music and OCD. Your genial host Norm Wilner is intimately acquainted with all of those things.