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The MUBI Podcast is an audio documentary series about great cinema–how it happens and how it brings people together. Each season, host Rico Gagliano deep dives into a different facet of the film world, from history making cinemas to legendary needle drops.
It has been twice named Best Arts or Entertainment Podcast in the L.A. Press Club’s 2022 and 2023 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. It was nominated for a 2022 Webby Award for Best Individual Podcast Episode - TV or Film, and for Best New Podcast at the 2022 British Podcast Awards. Most recently, the series was nominated for Best Entertainment Show and Best Scriptwriting (Non-fiction) at the 2023 Ambie Awards.

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The MUBI Podcast is an audio documentary series about great cinema–how it happens and how it brings people together. Each season, host Rico Gagliano deep dives into a different facet of the film world, from history making cinemas to legendary needle drops.
It has been twice named Best Arts or Entertainment Podcast in the L.A. Press Club’s 2022 and 2023 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. It was nominated for a 2022 Webby Award for Best Individual Podcast Episode - TV or Film, and for Best New Podcast at the 2022 British Podcast Awards. Most recently, the series was nominated for Best Entertainment Show and Best Scriptwriting (Non-fiction) at the 2023 Ambie Awards.

    PERFECT DAYS — Wim Wenders cures his post-pandemic blues

    PERFECT DAYS — Wim Wenders cures his post-pandemic blues

    Legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders returns to the show to tell host Rico Gagliano about his Cannes-winning, Oscar-nominated PERFECT DAYS—the story of a Tokyo toilet cleaner who finds joy in routine. They also get into a few of Wenders’s favorite things: Japan, travel, Nina Simone, and having time on his hands.

    PERFECT DAYS will stream exclusively on MUBI in the UK, India, Turkey, and Latin America starting April 12, and the film continues to show in cinemas in the UK & Ireland.

    To stream more Wenders classics, check out our series "Wim Wenders: King of the Road." Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    Last summer at the Cannes Film Festival, Rico interviewed Wenders about his 3D documentary ANSELM—watch it here.
    And hear Rico wax rhapsodic about Wenders’s WINGS OF DESIRE—and the formative experience of bingeing on it in a derelict movie palace—in the opening minutes of this episode from our second season.

    To stream more of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 25 min
    HIGH & LOW - JOHN GALLIANO — Kevin Macdonald tackles fashion and forgiveness

    HIGH & LOW - JOHN GALLIANO — Kevin Macdonald tackles fashion and forgiveness

    Superstar fashion designer John Galliano wrecked his career when he was caught on video in a drunken, antisemitic rant circa 2011. Now, in a new documentary, Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald (WHITNEY, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER) asks audiences to gaze into Galliano’s eyes and decide for themselves if he deserves a second act.

    On this special episode, Macdonald tells host Rico Gagliano about coming to terms with fashion, ambiguity, and the human mind.

    HIGH AND LOW - JOHN GALLIANO comes to US and UK theaters on March 8, in Latin America March 14, and in Germany April 11.  For tickets and showtimes, visit mubi.com/galliano

    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 26 min
    Sofia Coppola — PRISCILLA, from source to soundtrack

    Sofia Coppola — PRISCILLA, from source to soundtrack

    In a wide-ranging interview, Sofia Coppola tells host Rico Gagliano all about the making of her new Priscilla Presley biopic—from the Kubrick flick that inspired her opening sequence...to picking the soundtrack full of pop tunes by just about everyone except Elvis.

    It's a follow-up to last week's career-spanning look at the themes threaded through Coppola's films and fashions—and a fitting end to our season.

    Season 5, titled Tailor Made, dives deep into the worlds of film and fashion. Each episode tackles a landmark movie that captured a major fashion look of an era, and then decodes what that look meant—to the culture that spawned it, the people who wore it, and the audiences who watched it on screen.

    Sofia Coppola's PRISCILLA will stream exclusively on MUBI in the UK, Germany, Turkey, India  and Latin America starting March 1. It is also currently in cinemas in many countries. For tickets and showtimes, visit mubi.com/priscilla

    "Performers We Love: Lily Gladstone"—our series dedicated to Oscar frontrunner and scenestealer Lily Gladstone—is available to stream in many countries.

    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 22 min
    Sofia Coppola — from VIRGIN SUICIDES to PRISCILLA

    Sofia Coppola — from VIRGIN SUICIDES to PRISCILLA

    There’s maybe no working filmmaker more associated with film fashion than Sofia Coppola. But in this brief history of her super-stylish body of work, we figure out the thematic stitching inside those perfect fits.

    Host Rico Gagliano talks with Coppola, her brother (and collaborator) Roman, and her award-winning costume designers past and present, to learn how the director depicts her characters’ search for identity in beautiful, difficult worlds.

    Season 5, titled Tailor Made, dives deep into the worlds of film and fashion. Each episode tackles a landmark movie that captured a major fashion look of an era, and then decodes what that look meant—to the culture that spawned it, the people who wore it, and the audiences who watched it on screen.

    Sofia Coppola's PRISCILLA will stream exclusively on MUBI in the UK, Germany, and many other countries starting March 1. It is currently in cinemas in many countries. For tickets and showtimes, visit mubi.com/priscilla

    HOW TO HAVE SEX is streaming exclusively on MUBI in the UK, Turkey, and Latin America. The film is currently in US theaters and will come soon exclusively to the platform in the US as well. Find upcoming US showtimes and tickets here.

    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    The article mentioned in this episode: "She Says Good-bye to Him in Pants" by Roxana Hadadi for Vulture.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 29 min
    DO THE RIGHT THING — Spike Lee and Ruth E. Carter find color in the dark

    DO THE RIGHT THING — Spike Lee and Ruth E. Carter find color in the dark

    Spike Lee’s masterwork DO THE RIGHT THING is an incendiary look at racial tension, an empathetic portrait of a community...and one of the flyest-ever distillations of street style as the ’80s gave way to the ’90s.

    Host Rico Gagliano learns how double Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter (BLACK PANTHER) used bright color, afro-consciousness, and a whole lot of Nike sneakers to build a look as complex and political as the story. Guests include Carter, Spike Lee’s longtime cinematographer Ernest Dickerson...and a flashback with Spike himself.

    Season 5, titled Tailor Made, dives deep into the worlds of film and fashion. Each episode tackles a landmark movie that captured a major fashion look of an era, and then decodes what that look meant—to the culture that spawned it, the people who wore it, and the audiences who watched it on screen.

    Andrea Arnold's COW is now streaming exclusively on MUBI in many countries. To watch it and some of the other films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    Links to the books mentioned in this episode: FREE STYLIN': HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE FASHION INDUSTRY by Elena Romaro, SPIKE LEE'S DO THE RIGHT THING edited by Mark A. Reid, SPIKE LEE by Todd McGowan, and SPIKE LEE: DO THE RIGHT THING by Spike Lee and Jason Matloff.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

    • 33 min
    QUADROPHENIA — The mod, mod world of ’64, ’79 and beyond

    QUADROPHENIA — The mod, mod world of ’64, ’79 and beyond

    In 1979, at the tail end of the punk era, Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA helped convince a certain crew of UK kids to favor sharp suits over bondage gear.

    Host Rico Gagliano tells the twisty story of the movie, the ‘60s mod subculture it celebrates, and the mod revival it fueled.  Guests include Roddam himself, superstar fashion designer Anna Sui, mod historians Paolo Hewitt and Eddie Piller…and a cameo from Sid Vicious’s shirt.

    Season 5, titled Tailor Made, dives deep into the worlds of film and fashion. Each episode tackles a landmark movie that captured a major fashion look of an era, and then decodes what that look meant—to the culture that spawned it, the people who wore it, and the audiences who watched it on screen.

    Sofia Coppola's PRISCILLA will stream exclusively on MUBI in the UK, Germany, and many other countries starting March 1. It is currently in cinemas in many countries. For tickets and showtimes, visit mubi.com/priscilla

    SCALA!!! directed by Ali Catterall and Jane Giles is now showing in select UK cinemas. Check out our season 2 episode on the infamous repertory cinema here.

    To stream some of the films we've covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.

    Links to the books mentioned in this episode: A TO Z OF MOD by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter, CLEAN LIVING UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES by Eddie Piller, and YOUR FACE HERE by Ali Catteral and Simon Wells.

    MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.

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