26 episodes

Welcome to the Barbican's ScreenTalks Archive where we dust off the tapes and release rarely heard recordings of live conversations with some of the world's leading filmmakers and film fans from across the decades. We curate conversations with important voices in the cinema industry and beyond, to learn more about the film and unpack the issues it raises. See upcoming ScreenTalk events at the Barbican: https://www.barbican.org.uk/screentalks 
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ScreenTalks Archive Barbican Centre

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

Welcome to the Barbican's ScreenTalks Archive where we dust off the tapes and release rarely heard recordings of live conversations with some of the world's leading filmmakers and film fans from across the decades. We curate conversations with important voices in the cinema industry and beyond, to learn more about the film and unpack the issues it raises. See upcoming ScreenTalk events at the Barbican: https://www.barbican.org.uk/screentalks 
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    ScreenTalks Archive: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ScreenTalks Archive: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    For our final ScreenTalk of Season 2, we’re talking with the gregarious Richard E Grant and his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, for which he received his first (very deserved) Academy Award nomination. 
    Speaking with host Edith Bowman, Grant discusses his role as Jack Hock: an alcoholic charmer with some withering one-liners, who helps sometimes friend Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) forge letters from famous authors. Grant discusses the inspiration for the role, working with McCarthy and director Marielle Heller and of course, there’s mention of his most famous role as Withnail. 
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 27 min
    ScreenTalks Archive: Disobedience

    ScreenTalks Archive: Disobedience

    This week, we’re speaking not to a director, or an actor, but an author: Naomi Alderman, who discusses the film adaptation of her first novel, Disobedience.
    Set in the Orthodox Jewish world, the film focuses on Ronit (Rachel Weisz), who revisits her community after the death of her Rabbi father, and develops an intense connection with Esti (Rachel McAdams), who is married to Rabbi, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola). Naomi Alderman discusses the themes of the film, and her novel – community, faith, desire – and the interesting differences that a novel and a film can bring to a story, not least their endings. Directed by Sebastián Lelio (Gloria, A Fantastic Woman), this is a terrific film that puts women at its centre.  
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 38 min
    ScreenTalks Archive: Cunningham

    ScreenTalks Archive: Cunningham

    This week, New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay, dancer and choreographer, Dame Siobhan Davies, Radiohead drummer and musician Philip Selway, and director Alla Kovgan chat about Kovgan’s amazing 3D documentary, Cunningham.
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 30 min
    ScreenTalks Archive: Shooting The Mafia

    ScreenTalks Archive: Shooting The Mafia

    This week, documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto speaks to journalist Laurence Topham about her 2019 film Shooting the Mafia.
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 34 min
    ScreenTalks Archive: Mati Diop on Atlantics

    ScreenTalks Archive: Mati Diop on Atlantics

    This week, writer, director and artist Mati Diop speaks to poet Be Manzini about her debut feature film, Atlantics.
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 29 min
    ScreenTalks Archive: Captain Marvel - Will Women Save The Day?

    ScreenTalks Archive: Captain Marvel - Will Women Save The Day?

    We switch it up for this week's episode and revisit a panel discussion on female superheroes, which celebrated the release of Captain Marvel in March 2019.
    The Barbican ScreenTalks Archive podcast is presented by Ellen E Jones and produced by Jane Long for Loftus Media. Listen to more episodes on: barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive 
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Bozwina ,

Interesting and I informative interviews

I really love this podcast. Ben Eshmade is such a good interviewer. He clearly knows his stuff and he always asks interesting questions I would t have thought to ask, which gives you unexpected and interesting answers. If there's a film out that I'm thinking of seeing, I'm always happy when I discover the director or star (or both) have been interviewed for the podcast. Ben will always get the best out of the interview and I'll always learn something. That's the best thing I take away from listening- I always learn something. My only teeny weeny qualm would be the production or the sound of the mic. It doesn't sound as clean as some others I've heard. But that really is just me being picky. If you like your podcasts intelligent and informative, have a listen. Enjoy!

graecam ,

Excellent and insightful

Great guests and always excellent questions from Ben. A good podcast to dip in and out of and definitely encourages me to see films I wouldn’t normally bother with. Well worth subscribing

Vicsyz ,

Great interviews

I kind of pick and choose which interview I am going to listen to depending on who is the guest but when I do listen I love it

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