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Women? Behind the Camera?! Making choices?!! Just point me in the right direction. Each month Vera, Grace, and their guests discuss a movie that was (at least partly) directed by a self-identified woman. New episodes on the last Friday of the month.

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Women? Behind the Camera?! Making choices?!! Just point me in the right direction. Each month Vera, Grace, and their guests discuss a movie that was (at least partly) directed by a self-identified woman. New episodes on the last Friday of the month.

    EPISODE 06: Mimi Leder- Deep Impact (1998)

    EPISODE 06: Mimi Leder- Deep Impact (1998)

    Vera and Grace mine the depths of Mimi Leder's 1998 apocalypse thriller, Deep Impact. There are thrusters and rockets and cockpits, oh my!
     
    Opening track: "Back in the Bush" by Vagina Jones. Find her album, Karneval der Vagina, here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Vagina_J…al_der_Vagina/
    All other inserted audio is from Deep Impact and it's soundtrack, distributed in the US by Paramount Pictures.
     

    • 44 min
    EPISODE 05: Jennifer Kent- The Babadook (2014)

    EPISODE 05: Jennifer Kent- The Babadook (2014)

    Grace and Vera unpack the monsters in the closet in Jennifer Kent's The Babadook. Kent's masterful use of horror externalises the battle with guilt, grief, and whatever else you're repressing. 
    Babadoooook.
     
    Opening track: "Back in the Bush" by Vagina Jones. Find her album, Karneval der Vagina, here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Vagina_J…al_der_Vagina/
    We also use clips from the soundtracks of The Conjuring, Antichrist, and Psycho. All other inserted audio is from The Babadook and it's soundtrack, distributed by Umbrella Entertainment.
     
     

    • 43 min
    EPISODE 04: Kelly Reichardt- Certain Women (2016)

    EPISODE 04: Kelly Reichardt- Certain Women (2016)

    Vera, Grace, and special guest Dan Crowe search for certainty in Kelly Reichardt's meditative look at three women's lives in Livingston, MT. Who needs sex when you have a dog to watch tv with you?
    Opening track: "Back in the Bush" by Vagina Jones. Find her album, Karneval der Vagina, here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Vagina_J…al_der_Vagina/
    All other inserted audio is from Certain Women and it's soundtrack, distributed by IFC Films.

    • 37 min
    EPISODE 03: Catherine Hardwicke- Twilight (2008)

    EPISODE 03: Catherine Hardwicke- Twilight (2008)

    Grace and Vera explore the darkness inside with the film adaptation of Twilight!  Did ya know vampires play baseball? 
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    Opening track: "Back in the Bush" by Vagina Jones. Find her album, Karneval der Vagina, here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Vagina_J…al_der_Vagina/
    Supermassive Black Hole by Muse is featured from the film's soundtrack.
    All other inserted audio is from Twilight, distributed by Summit Entertainment.

    • 47 min
    EPISODE 2.5: Be Kind, She Whined- Sexualized Violence in Film

    EPISODE 2.5: Be Kind, She Whined- Sexualized Violence in Film

    This is our first installment of "Be Kind, She Whined" where we'll post useful conversations and funny bits that didn't quite fit into their original episodes.

    This mini-episode is a conversation that Grace, Vera, and Regina had about rape and sexualized violence in film and television during the Monsoon Wedding Episode.

    If you have thoughts about this topic or questions for these three, feel free to email us at blockbusthers@gmail.com or tweet at us @blockbusthers. Enjoy!

    • 18 min
    EPISODE 02: Mira Nair- Monsoon Wedding (2001)

    EPISODE 02: Mira Nair- Monsoon Wedding (2001)

    Vera, Grace, and special guest Regina talk about Mira Nair's 2001 "exuberant ensemble comedy" following a big family wedding in Delhi. This movie is lovely. Family is hard.

    Opening track: "Back in the Bush" by Vagina Jones
    Closing track: "Hunger Hurts" by Vagina Jones
    Find her album, Karneval der Vagina, here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Vagina_J…al_der_Vagina/

    All other inserted audio is from Monsoon wedding, distributed in the US by USA Films.

    • 49 min

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