Ep 341: Jen Senko • Matt Sobel, Robin Weigert, Logan Miller • Malika Zouhali-Worrall, David Osit & Ryan Green

[14 mins.] Documentary filmmaker & Filmwax friend, Jen Senko is in the first segment. Jen’s examines how the media influenced her father to switch from democrat to conservative in her new doc, The Brainwashing of My Dad. The film is currently screening at Cinema Village in NYC & at the Laemmle Music Hall in LA. Also available on line.

[41 mins. 30 secs.] Next up are two of the cast members from the new indie film Take Me to the River, Robin Weigert (Deadwood) & Logan Miller (The Stanford Prison Experiment), as well as director Matt Sobel. The film is currently playing in NYC at the Sunshine Cinema and will open in LA at the Nuart Theatre on Friday /25. A gay teenager (Miller) faces accusations of abusing his 9-year-old cousin during a family reunion in Nebraska. The film is distributed by Film Movement.

[1 hr. 14 mins. 45 secs.] Last up are the co-directors David Osit & Malika Zouhali-Worrall of the new documentary Thank You For Playing which is currently screening at Made in NY Media Center in DUMBO & at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in LA. Joining us is the film’s subject, Ryan Green, an indie video game developer, who created a poetic video game to document his experiences raising Joel, his 5-year-old son who had terminal cancer.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details.

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