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This new podcast is hosted by two of the all-female team of academics, film programmers & social researchers behind website myDylarama, Abla Kandalaft and Coco Green. We'll discuss films/TV series/screen-related matters in relation to social, racial and economic issues. myDy is also official partner of the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.

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This new podcast is hosted by two of the all-female team of academics, film programmers & social researchers behind website myDylarama, Abla Kandalaft and Coco Green. We'll discuss films/TV series/screen-related matters in relation to social, racial and economic issues. myDy is also official partner of the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.

    Our Picks + Being Mortal

    Our Picks + Being Mortal

    This week, we focus on Frontline documentary Being Mortal, in which Boston surgeon Atul Gawande talks to doctors and patients about end of life care. The film highlights the sometimes woeful like of preparation and emotional intelligence shown by doctors and the issues that arise in that critical period. 


    We also flag Ramin Bahrani's The White Tiger. 


    The film looks at class and caste divide in India as a poor villager rises up to become a successful entrepreneur. 


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    • 44 min
    Our Picks + Bubblegum Noir & Promising Young Woman

    Our Picks + Bubblegum Noir & Promising Young Woman

    *We're skipping ep 23 given the relevance of ep 24 to this month's releases - normal service will resume in 2 weeks!*


    This week, our guest is Anna Smith, leading film critic and broadcaster and host of the popular podcast Girls On Film. Our focus is women as lead characters in sexually-charged noir films from the 90s to the present day - to the new spate of films that belong to what Anna calls Bubblegum Noir, using Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman as a starting point. We also discuss new release Gillian Wallace Horvat's I Blame Society. You can follow Anna on Twitter @annasmithjourno. 


    Anna's pick of the week is Joanna Scanlan's new film After Love, which is currently on the big screen. Abla's picks include Palestinian arthouse director Elia Suleiman's filmography, available for free for a limited period as an entertaining, moving and actually very informative way into understanding Palestine and the history of Palestinians. As this is limited in time, another release worth flagging is Abby Martin's hugely powerful film Gaza Fights For Freedom, which is now free to watch online! And a series worth watching (if you still haven't been convinced by all the good publicity) is HBO dark crime drama Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet with yet another impeccable performance. 


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    Our Picks + We Work: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

    Our Picks + We Work: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

    This week, we discuss the documentary charting the rise and fall of co-working space/real estate scam We Work and its eccentric co-founder Adam Neumann. We cover the ethics of co-working spaces and their implications and the cultish elements of the We Work "experience". 


    We flag John Carpenter's prescient classic They Live and the Line Of Duty finale. 


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    Our Picks + One Night In Miami

    Our Picks + One Night In Miami

    Regina King’s directorial debut starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, Eli Goree as Cassius Clay, Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown, and Leslie Odom as Jr. Sam Cooke, is a fictionalised account of the four icons’ meeting in Miami, Fl after Clay’s first heavyweight title with Sonny Liston. The film is based on the Kemp Powers play which imagines their one night at the Hampton House, located in Brownsville, outside of Liberty City, due to segregation laws in Miami, which was the base for Miami's black performers and celebrities. Its strength lies in the key questions it debates about black struggle and empowerment in 1960s America. 


    We also bring up the issue of celebrity endorsements of certain causes, the recent British "race report" and casting British actors to play Black Americans. 


    Top picks include ITV psychological drama Too Close, wacky Nicolas Cage comedy horror Willy's Wonderland (Amazon Prime) and jaw-droppingly bizarre documentary Abducted In Plain Sight (Netflix), as well as the online premiere of short film Savage.


     


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    Our Picks + Crip Camp

    Our Picks + Crip Camp

    This week we are joined by psychotherapist Antonella Mercurio to talk about Crip Camp and the issues around activism, aspirational and revolutionary movements and disability rights sparked by the documentary.


    Crip Camp (Netflix) sheds light on summer camp for teenagers with disabilities and the rights movement borne out of its pioneering set up. 


    Top picks include horror film The Empty Man, a creepy, hugely entertaining feature released to mostly so-so reviews in 2020 but has built a bit of a cult following, documentary The Story of Gospel Music and Antonella's pick - albeit one she's mildly embarrassed about - reality TV series Below Deck. 


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    • 44 min
    Our Picks + The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson

    Our Picks + The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson

    This week, we are joined by poet and writer Ryan Ormonde to discuss Ali LeRoi's feature film The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson that was screened as part of the BFI Flare Festival. 


    The "timeloop" film which sees Tunde, a young Black gay man who is shot and killed by a police officer, relive his last day on Earth over and over again. We talk about the relationships, Black masculinity, race and of course drift off topic to talk about ice cream and skincare. 


    Top picks this week include Welsh crime drama Hinterland, Jack Black biographical comedy The Polka King and yet another Jack Black flick, Bernie.


    As usual, comments and feedback welcome via Twitter @Mydylarama



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