[8 mins. 15 secs.] Returning to the podcast for her second visit, director Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Touchy Feely); Lynn was was last on Episode 160. On this episode the Washington State native discusses her latest project, a drama called Outside In which stars Edie Falco & Jay Duplass (who is also credited as co-writer). The film, which is being distributed by The Orchard and which opens tomorrow, Friday, March 30th at the Quad Cinema in NYC and at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles, is about an ex-convict (Duplass) who tries to readjust to life in his small town and forms an intense relationship with his former high school teacher (Falco). The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and recently had its US premiere at SxSW where I saw it. Lynn will be at the Quad where, following the 7:10 Friday night screening, she will do a Q&A moderated by Ira Glass. Outside In will go on digital platforms beginning April 3rd.
[41 mins. 17 secs.] Then filmmaker Sam Pollard returns for his third visit to the podcast (he was on Episodes 232 & 382) to discuss three —count ’em THREE!— new documentaries, including ACORN and the Firestorm (which he co-directed with Filmwax Radio friend Reuben Atlas), Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, and Maynard. The former of the three, ACORN and the Firestorm is about to have a theatrical engagement in NYC at the Metrograph Theater, beginning on Friday, April 6th. When two young conservatives posed as a pimp and a prostitute in a sting to expose ACORN’s business practices, it was a harbinger of the current political climate of fake news and intractable partisanship in politics.