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Footcandle Films

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Do you enjoy listening to people talk about films? What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town? Then "Footcandle Films" may be the show for you. Each month, the hosts discuss and review one "smaller" film in-depth, discuss upcoming film news, and give recommendations on films that you may not be aware of, ones that you haven't remembered in a while, or ones that are worth your time checking out. And all the while, the conversation never gets too "high-brow" or pretentious. Just two guys who enjoy talking about movies. Your Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society.

Location:

Hickory, NC

Description:

Do you enjoy listening to people talk about films? What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town? Then "Footcandle Films" may be the show for you. Each month, the hosts discuss and review one "smaller" film in-depth, discuss upcoming film news, and give recommendations on films that you may not be aware of, ones that you haven't remembered in a while, or ones that are worth your time checking out. And all the while, the conversation never gets too "high-brow" or pretentious. Just two guys who enjoy talking about movies. Your Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society.

Twitter:

@theMESHtv

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 9123 Hickory, NC 28603 8283289238


Episodes
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The Last Stop in Yuma County

5/20/2024
Despite being in the midst of the summer movie season, Alan & Chris decided to take an off-ramp from the blockbuster freeway and visit an entry in the smaller independent film community. We've got a review of first time feature director Francis Galluppi's THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY starring Jim Cummings and then news from Cannes including thoughts on all those standing ovations. Recommendation: Steve! (Martin) A Documentary In 2 pieces Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:29

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The Fall Guy Unfrosted Challengers

5/13/2024
They're back! After taking a podcast recording break due to hectic scheduling, our hosts return to deliver reviews of three new films to make up for lost time. With the three reviews to cover the hosts nixed the usual segment follow-up of movie news. Chris, however, couldn't pass up an opportunity to pass along a recommendation of a film you can screen from the comfort of your own living room. Reviews in this episode: The Fall Guy, Unfrosted, Challengers Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Lars and the Real Girl Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:41

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Civil War

4/15/2024
Director Alex Garland's CIVIL WAR portrays a dystopian future when a divided America has been plunged into a battle between various factions. Our hosts share their takes on the film before discussing movie news of a musical starring Michael Shannon & Tilda Swinton and the next film by Yorgos Lanthimos. Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Devs Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:53:13

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Monkey Man

4/8/2024
Dev Patel's directorial debut MONKEY MAN has hit theaters and our hosts have a review. Items of movie news are discussed next including an upcoming adaptation of the Frankenstein story starring Christian Bale & Jesse Buckley and the third installment in director Ti West's horror trilogy. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:58:45

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Godzilla x Kong The New Empire

4/1/2024
Everyone's favorite city-stomping giant lizard & gargantuan ape have returned to movie screens across the country. Our hosts review GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE and indulge in a round of Trailer Tapas sampling the trailers of three upcoming new releases. Rounding out the episode, Chris shares a recommendation of an older film he's recently screened that he thinks others might enjoy watching. Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Mother (2009) Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:40

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Frozen Empire of the American Society of Magical Negroes

3/25/2024
Did another round of bustin' make Alan & Chris feel good? They review the new GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE, the comedic satire THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES, and share some movie news about upcoming films they're anticipating. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:13:17

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Perfect Days

3/15/2024
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders scored an Oscar nomination for his latest film PERFECT DAYS. Our hosts spend some time discussing the film that details the simple life of a janitor for public restrooms in Tokyo. Speaking of the Oscars, the hosts run down their surprises after viewing the broadcast. Closing out the show Chris gives a recommendation of a film you might want to watch (especially if you're a Paul Giamatti completist). A recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Cold Souls Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:04:19

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Spaceman

3/8/2024
The Sandman stars as a Spaceman. In other words...Adam Sandler's new film SPACEMAN has hit Netflix. Our hosts share their thoughts before discussing some new films being premiered at SXSW. Chris closes out the episode with a recommendation of a movie you might be interested in that you can screen from the comfort of your living room couch (sadly we still don't have a theme song for this section). Film recommendation included in this episode: Barking Dogs Never Bite Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:05

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Dune Part Two

3/4/2024
After a three-year hiatus moviegoers can now return to Arrakis to spend some quality time (two hours and forty-six minutes in fact) with Paul Atreides and friends. Our hosts have a review of the new blockbuster DUNE: PART TWO before discussing some new trailers of some smaller independent films. Chris closes out the episode with a recommendation of a film you might be interested in that you can screen from the comfort of your living room couch. Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: Jodorowsky's Dune Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:51:51

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Drive-Away Dolls

2/26/2024
Joel Coen (a.k.a. one-half of the esteemed Coen Brothers duo) had his solo directorial debut in 2021 with THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH. Now in 2024, Ethan Coen takes his shot at a solo directorial effort with DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS. Alan & Chris share their thoughts before moving on to some movie news about not one but four upcoming interrelated biopics. Closing out the show Chris recommends a film you might have missed that you can catch up with from the comfort of your living room. Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: Bottoms Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:12

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American Fiction

2/16/2024
AMERICAN FICTION starring Jeffrey Wright & Sterling K. Brown recently received multiple Academy Award nominations and graced one of our hosts' best movies of 2023 list. Alan & Chris discuss the film at length and then share some news about upcoming films that are in production. Closing out the episode we share a timely recommendation of a film that you might consider screening from the comfort of your own couch. Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: Navalny Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:04:28

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Origin

2/9/2024
Ava DuVernay's new film ORIGIN follows writer Isabel Wilkerson (played by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) as she researches and struggles to write a book based on the implications of the caste system. Alan & Chris discuss the film and then delve into some news about upcoming silverscreen projects. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:20

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Society of the Snow

2/5/2024
Director J.A. Bayona's SOCIETY OF THE SNOW is one of five nominees for the Best International Feature Film at the upcoming 2024 Academy Awards. Our hosts share their thoughts on the film based on a true story of a rugby team whose plane crashes in the Andes mountains and their struggle to survive. After the review, Chris shares his list of Top Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2024. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:00:12

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Nyad

1/26/2024
Oscar-winning documentary co-directors Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi decided to go the narrative feature route with their new film NYAD starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. Our hosts share their reviews and then ponder the recently announced nominations for the 96th Academy Awards. Recommendations: The Barber of Little Rock, The Last Repair Shop, Knight of Fortune Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:21:53

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Self Reliance

1/19/2024
Actor/writer Jake Johnson has made his directorial debut with the Hulu original film SELF RELIANCE. Alan & Chris share their thoughts and then delve into some news of an upcoming movie adaptation of the video game Minecraft. To close out the show Chris shares a recommendation of a film you might want to put on your radar. Recommended in this episode: Showing Up Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:08

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The Color Purple Ferrari

1/12/2024
This week's episode has a little bit of everything. We discuss a biopic (FERRARI starring Adam Driver), a big-budget musical (THE COLOR PURPLE starring Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks), share some movie news, and offer a recommendation of a film you might want to seek out. It's a cinematic buffet of film talk. Enjoy! Recommendation included in this episode: The Mission (2023) Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:17:47

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Poor Things Best of 2023

1/5/2024
For our first podcast episode of 2024, we thought we'd go big. We have a review of director Yorgos Lanthimos' POOR THINGS, a discussion of the North Carolina Film Critics Association's Best of 2023 awards, and we each give our personal Top 5 2023 films. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:18:47

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The Iron Claw

12/29/2023
Writer/Director Sean Durkin's films often examine family dynamics in various ways. With his latest work, THE IRON CLAW, Durkin once again trains his lens on a family - but this time it's based on the story of the real-life brothers of the Von Erich family. Alan & Chris review the film and then take a look at the trailer for the upcoming comedy SELF RELIANCE. If you're looking for a movie to watch from the comfort of your own couch Chris offers a recommendation from first-time feature director Dan Brown (not to be confused with the writer dude of THE DAVINCI CODE). Recommendation from our hosts: "Your Lucky Day" Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:10

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Maestro

12/22/2023
Bradley Cooper is back with a biopic for his second directorial effort. His film MAESTRO depicts the turbulent life of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein. Our hosts discuss the film and then jump to talk about Adam Sandler's next project for Netflix. In a seemingly odd role for Sandler, he'll play an astronaut in the sci-fi film SPACEMAN also starring Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano. Rounding out the episode Chris shares a recommendation for a film you might want to put on your cinematic radar. Recommendation from our hosts: "A Thousand and One" Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:13

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Napoleon

12/15/2023
It's that time of year when big-budget, star-packed motion pictures are being released in droves. Recently the fellows have opted for formatting the episodes with two reviews and forgoing movie news or recommendations because of this special season for lovers of cinema. For this week's episode, the hosts revert to a single review format to ensure time for a proper look at director Ridley Scott's latest film NAPOLEON starring Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby. Following the review, the hosts then discuss the trailer for the upcoming Alex Garland dystopian thriller CIVIL WAR and Chris ends the show with a recommendation of a recent film you might want to catch up with from the comfort of your own home. Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: "Joan Baez: I Am a Noise" Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:31