Regular film show from the Cinetopia podcast team, reviewing the latest releases (slanted towards arthouse cinema), and interviews with film professionals as well as highlighting industry specific masterclasses we produce in Edinburgh.
Cinetopia is a organisation aiming to make film and filmmaking more approachable and diverse within Edinburgh and beyond. We offer low-cost film screenings for local communities & organise free networking events that bring filmmakers in the early stages of their careers together with seasoned professionals and festival directors together.
March 2021 on EH-FM: Palm Springs, Judas And The Black Messiah, The Columnist, and Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time & interview with Alastair Cole
This month, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor), show regular Steph Brown, and new contributor Simon Bowie. Together they the hotly anticipated releases Palm Springs (starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) and awards candidate Judas And The Black Messiah, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. They also turn their eye to Lili Horvát's drama, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, and Ivo van Aart's Dutch black comedy The Columnist. Amanda also speaks to Alastair Cole, director of Iorram (Boat Song): the first cinema documentary entirely in Scots Gaelic.
05:52 - Judas and The Black Messiah (Dir: Shaka King)
27:11 - The Columnist (Dir: Ivo van Aart)
48:04 - Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Dir: Lili Horvát)
59:50 - Palm Springs (Dir: Max Barbakow)
1:19:26 - Interview with Alastair Cole, director of Iorram (Boat Song)
Glasgow 2021 Special on EH-FM: Limbo, Minari, City Hall, Apples and interview with Paul Sng
In this special edition of the show, previewing Glasgow Film Festival 2021, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show regulars and freelance critics Marc Nelson and Steph Brown. Together they review four films screening at the festival: Ben Sharrock's Limbo, the story of a Syrian refugee on a remote Scottish island; Apples, Christos Nikou's absurdist tale of memory loss and identity; Minari, Lee Isaac Chung's family portrait of Korean-Americans settling in 1980s Arkansas; and City Hall, the legendary Frederick Wiseman's observational documentary of local government in Boston. Amanda also spoke to Paul Sng, co-director of documentary Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, which world premieres at the festival.
06:58 - Limbo (Dir: Ben Sharrock)
22:43 - Minari (Dir: Lee Isaac Chung)
42:37 - Apples (Dir: Christos Nikou)
58:28 - City Hall (Dir: Frederick Wiseman)
1:19:38 - Interview with Paul Sng, co-director of Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
1:33:26 - Other films playing at GFF 2021
Links to buy tickets for all the films we've spoken about, available for 72 hours after the start time listed:
Minari - Feb 24, 19:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/minari-n-c-15/
Apples - Feb 28, 18:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/apples-n-c-12/
Limbo - Mar 3, 20:30 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/limbo-n-c-15/
City Hall - Mar 5, 13:00 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/city-hall-n-c-12/
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché - Feb 27, 15:30 - https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/film/poly-styrene-i-am-a-cliche-n-c-12/
February 2021 on EH-FM: Malcolm & Marie, The Mauritanian, The Dissident and Notturno, Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and show regular and freelance critic Steph Brown. Between them, they cover four films and gear up for Glasgow Film Festival: Sam Levinson's Netflix lockdown release MALCOLM & MARIE; Guantanamo Bay legal drama THE MAURITANIAN from Kevin Macdonald; Gianfranco Rosi's observational documentary, NOTTURNO, of the war-torn regions recovering from the scars of ISIS; and Bryan Fogel's new documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, THE DISSIDENT. Jim also speaks to Alex Camilleri, director of LUZZU, which premiered recently at Sundance and won the Special Jury Award for acting, and Betty Stojnic returns to the show to tell us some of her highlights from International Film Festival Rotterdam.
05:45 - Malcolm & Marie (Dir: Sam Levinson)
32:17 - The Mauritanian (Dir: Kevin Macdonald)
46:32 - The Dissident (Dir: Bryan Fogel)
1:10:47 - Notturno (Dir: Gianfranco Rosi)
1:30:05 - Interview with Alex Camilleri, director of Luzzu
1:49:50 - Betty Stojnic at Rotterdam 2021
Short film recommendations will return in our GFF special extra edition on February 23rd!
January 2021 on EH-FM: One Night in Miami, MLK/FBI, Bloody Nose Empty Pockets and interview with Glasgow Film's Allison Gardner
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia founder Amanda Rogers is joined by the show's co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and regulars Marc Nelson and Carys Evans. Between them, they cover three films out now: Regina King's ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, depicting a night shared by Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, Cassius Clay and Malcolm X; hybrid doc about a soon-to-close Vegas bar, BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS, directed by Bill and Turner Ross; and Sam Pollard's shocking chronicle of the federal authorities' surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., MLK/FBI. Jim also speaks to Allison Gardner, Chief Executive of Glasgow Film and co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, about the upcoming 2021 festival, and the team make some new recommendations for short films.
02:25 - Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Dir: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross)
21:45 - MLK/FBI (Dir: Sam Pollard)
43:40 - One Night in Miami (Dir: Regina King)
59:36 - Interview with Allison Gardner, co-director of Glasgow Film Festival
1:18:10 - Short film recommendations
Short film recommendations -
Jim recommends THE LONG GOODBYE (Dir: Aneil Karia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzz50xENH4g and London Short Film Festival from Thursday 21st January
Marc recommends STAY AWAKE, BE READY (Dir: Pham Thien An) - https://mubi.com/films/stay-awake-be-ready
Carys recommends THE FABRIC OF YOU (Dir: Josephine Lohoar Self) - https://josephinelohoarself.com/the-fabric-of-you-1
Amanda recommends NIGHT AND FOG (Dir: Alain Resnais) - https://www.criterion.com/films/238-night-and-fog
December on EH-FM: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, American Utopia, Stardust and Il Mio Corpo
In this edition of the show, Cinetopia co-founder Amanda Rogers is joined by co-producer Jim Ross (TAKEONECinema.net Managing Editor) and regulars Marc Nelson and Steph Brown. Between them, they cover three films with a musical theme in David Bowie biopic STARDUST, Spike Lee's recording of stage show DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, Netflix release and the late Chadwick Boseman's screen farewell in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, before capping things off with hybrid documentary IL MIO CORPO. Amanda also talks to short film director Louis Paxton, and the team recommend their top films of 2020 along with their regular short film recommendations.
04:45 - Stardust (Dir: Gabriel Range)
24:41 - David Byrne's American Utopia (Dir: Spike Lee)
50:18 - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Dir: George C. Wolfe)
1:04:24 - Il Mio Corpo (Dir: Michele Pennetta)
1:22:42 - Short film recommendations
1:32:42 - Interview with Louis Paxton
2:00:22 - The team's favourite films of 2020
Short film recommendations -
Amanda recommends SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL (Dir: Louis Paxton) - https://vimeo.com/103750385
Marc recommends Techno Mystic (Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKA4iLL89hI
Jim recommends THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE (Dir: Johan Palmgren) - https://vimeo.com/425030709
Steph recommends LITTLE POTATO (Dir: Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller) - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2020/08/07/little-potato/
November on EH-FM: Another Round, Falling, and About Endlessness, interview with Bassam Tariq, Amplify and Edinburgh Shorts
This month we bring another remote edition of the podcast, first broadcast on EH-FM in Edinburgh. In this edition of the show, co-producer and regular Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKEONECinema.net) is joined by Elle Haywood (Associate Editor, TAKE ONE) and Steph Brown (Freelance critic and contributor to TAKE ONE). Between them, they discuss the film communities they are missing with new lockdowns and review three films: Roy Andersson's ABOUT ENDLESSNESS; Thomas Vinterberg and Mads Mikkelsen's latest collaboration, ANOTHER ROUND; and Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut, FALLING. Jim also interviews the director of MOGUL MOWGLI, Bassam Tariq, and the team also recommend some short films at the Amplify Film Festival and upcoming postponed favourite Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Intro - Upcoming events
09:49 - About Endlessness (Dir: Roy Andersson)
27:05 - Another Round (Dir: Thomas Vinterberg)
44:28 - Falling (Dir: Viggo Mortensen)
1:03:05 - Interview with Bassam Tariq, director of Mogul Mowgli
1:11:24 - Short Film Recommendations for November
Short film recommendations -
Jim recommends A SISTER, screening at Edinburgh Short Film Festival as soon as Edinburgh becomes Tier 2!
Elle recommends SHUTTLECOCK (Dir: Tommy Gillard) - Screening as part of Amplify (amplifyfilm.org.uk)
Keep an eye out for our upcoming collaborations with Short Com Film Festival, November 30th - December 6th! - https://fb.me/e/3btPKLq7B
Our next networking night is November 24th, sign up here and see you then! - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cinetopia-networking-nights-nov-online-edition-tickets-129214709675