Winter 2016

Episode 59: Green Room / Krisha / Nocturnal Animals

Jeremy Saulnier's GREEN ROOM

Jeremy Saulnier's GREEN ROOM

Description

In the spirit of being as prepared as possible for the Best Movies of 2016 show at the end of the year, host Tom Breen and Lyric Hall’s Joe Fay shine a light on a few smaller, critically-acclaimed movies that may have slipped under your radar when they came out in limited release earlier in the year. Jeremy Saulnier’s GREEN ROOM and Trey Edward Shults’ KRISHA are two low-budget, independent dramas that know how to make the most of confined spaces, unexpected violence, and the absurdity (funny, sad, inspiring, and devastating) of the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how we act in extreme situations. For the second segment of the show, Breen and Lucy Gellman review Tom Ford's new movie, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Links

http://lyrichallnewhaven.com/events/

Episode 58: Shaping the American Identity

Still from Emory Farb's short documentary  Standing with Standing Rock

Still from Emory Farb's short documentary Standing with Standing Rock

Description

Today's interview-only episode of the show is all about student documentaries that explore the elusive and contentious nature of American identity. Host Tom Breen is joined in the studio by Rena Tobey, who teaches an Honors College-level course at Southern Connecticut State University called “Shaping the American Identity.” As the semester nears its conclusion, she has given her students the opportunity to satisfy their final project requirements by creating short documentaries that explore some of the themes covered in the course. We’ll talk with Rena and two of her student documentarians, Evie Jenkins and Emory Farb, about the scope of this course, some of the challenges of being a student filmmaker, and trying to use documentaries to better understand what it means to be an American.

Episode 57: In Search of Lost Films / Loving

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus on WNHH Community Radio, host Tom Breen talks with film journalist Phil Hall about his new book, "In Search of Lost Films," which explores the many influential and intriguing movies that have disappeared over the course of the past century. For the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by WNHH Station Manager Lucy Gellman and New Haven Independent reporter Allan Appel for a review of the new movie, Loving.

Other Links

https://soundcloud.com/onlinemovieshow
http://cinema-crazed.com/blog/author/philhall/
http://filmsnobbery.com/author/phil-hall/
https://www.amazon.com/Search-Lost-Films-Phil-Hall/dp/1593939388
https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/documents/pub158.final_version_sept_2013.pdf