Marc Yamada and Chip Oscarson discuss the interesting use of visual style in this week’s sleeper film The Desert Bride (00:21) as well as the making of Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (06:04), subjective documentary style in City of the Sun (08:25), and the emergence of African cinemas in connection with The Figurine (10:35). They also preview the films for Feb. 27-March 2 including Truman (Cesc Gay, Spanish, 2015), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, French, 1962), Borg vs. McEnroe (Janus Metz Pedersen, Swedish/English, 2017), and the probing documentary What is Democracy? (Astra Taylor, English/Arabic/Greek, 2018).
From the Booth
a Podcast from BYU’s International Cinema
The directors of the Brigham Young University International Cinema and their special guests discuss the films showing at BYU’s International Cinema–one of the longest running college cinema programs of its kind in the world. IC screens over eighty of the best contemporary and classic films from all over the world each year with support from the BYU College of Humanities, and you can get background about the films here. “From the Booth” is a great way to get insights into foreign films, the history of cinema, and about what is going on in the world of media studies. Click here to find out how to subscribe.