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Artists Talk Movies is a platform for discussing films with contemporary visual and performing artists. Hosts Erin Stafford and Heyd Fontenot speak with a variety of guests about the influence of cinema on their own artistic practices. Foregoing stuffy “art speak”, this lively podcast delivers insight and introduces you to living artists in unique conversations.

Explore the movies that caused a chain reaction of creativity by influencing artists of the 21st century. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erin-stafford/support

Artists Talk Movies Erin Stafford and Heyd Fontenot

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    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Artists Talk Movies is a platform for discussing films with contemporary visual and performing artists. Hosts Erin Stafford and Heyd Fontenot speak with a variety of guests about the influence of cinema on their own artistic practices. Foregoing stuffy “art speak”, this lively podcast delivers insight and introduces you to living artists in unique conversations.

Explore the movies that caused a chain reaction of creativity by influencing artists of the 21st century. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erin-stafford/support

    Enter the Dragon (1973)

    Enter the Dragon (1973)

    Get ready dear listeners to enter the dragon as Heyd and Erin discuss the action-packed Bruce Lee’s film with Dallas-based Adnan Razvi, who is drawn to the explosive energy and the philosophical mantras sprinkled throughout the film. This blockbuster sensation was influential to many creatives and set the stage for Kung-Fu as a cultural juggernaut for many generations. Listen in as we punch, kick and chop into topics such as colonialism,
    cultural displacement and exoticism, but don’t worry, podcasters “don’t kick back”!

    Tangents: gesture drawing, white-washing, Jeffrey Epstein, Tea, 4th of July, sound effects, food photography, cannabis, art critics, dangerous children’s toys

    For more information about Adnan's studio practice, check out his website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.mr-rzv.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and Instagram⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠@mr_rzv

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Hours (2002)

    The Hours (2002)

    Heyd, I think I'll get the flowers myself!

    Three artists from different backgrounds, each watching a movie that features three women from different time periods. This beautiful, yet gut-wrenching movie has visual elements of contrast and contradiction that directly relates to guest artist Sookoon Ang's artistic expression. Join us and find out how Erin, Heyd and Sookoon's lives overlap in this episode about The Hours as they discuss various topics including creative lifestyles, social relevance, and artistic jealousy.

    Warning: This episode mentions suicide. ⁠Please take care and seek help if needed.⁠

    Tangents: Fight Club, Harvey Weinstein, Cake Fail, The Awakening, OceanGate, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, The Duggars, Damien Hirst, 30 Rock

    For more information about Sookoon's studio practice, check out her website ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.sookoonang.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and Instagram⁠ ⁠⁠⁠@sookoonang

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Qala (2022) with Nida Bangash

    Qala (2022) with Nida Bangash

    Get ready dear listeners to discover this stunning psychological drama film Qala, directed by Anvita Dutt through the insightful lens of guest artist Nida Bangash. With the protagonist Qala, a talented singer who often struggles with a demanding mother with internalized misogyny, we discuss frustrations as a creative whilst surrounded by a world of inequality and double standards. One part horror, one part dream and one part beauty, this film sheds soft light on the fragility of the artistic voice and the price of breaking the creative spirit.

    Warning: This episode mentions suicide. Please take care and seek help if needed.

    Tangents: black sheep, plagues, family traditions, transgender debate, therapy, colonial propaganda, paternity/maternity leave, cheerleading

    For more information about Nida's studio practice, check out her website ⁠⁠⁠www.nidabangash.com⁠⁠⁠ and Instagram⁠ ⁠⁠@nidabangash

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Gattaca (1997) with Juan Escobedo

    Gattaca (1997) with Juan Escobedo

    Hey there listeners!!! We are back with artist Juan Escobedo as we wade through this sci-fi movie Gattaca, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, questioning the morality of DNA manipulation starring VERY pretty people. This dystopian futurist vision with Valid and In-Vaid members of society predetermined by their genetic make-up provides a springboard to current issues of discrimination, institutional hierarchies, and tokenism. So won't you provide us with a sample of your DNA so that we can have it...Oh...I'm sorry, the wind caught it...

    Tangents: Berlin Zoo, gay coding, Bechtel AND DuVernay test, CRISPR, Rand Paul, Maya Rudolph, Discount Tire, Maurizio Cattelan

    For more information about Juan's studio practice, check out his website ⁠⁠www.jce-art.com⁠⁠ and Instagram⁠ ⁠@x_j.esc

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Solaris (1972) with Denise Prince

    Solaris (1972) with Denise Prince

    Have you ever wondered what makes someone "real"? Well, we ponder that very existential question with artist Denise Prince with her influential movie choice Solaris from 1972. This Soviet science fiction drama presents alien life in the form of an ocean that seeps into our subconsciousness to artificially reveal people from our past, as the protagonist Kris is presented with his former wife who died from suicide. With Denise's interest in the organization of reality by our fantasies, we submerge into deep thoughts regarding human connections, the meaning of life and of course sex dolls!

    Tangents: artificial intelligence, Elon Musk, The Seven Year Itch, aging, Bechtel Test, mirrors in art, gravity, babies

    For more information about Denise's studio practice, check out her website ⁠www.deniseprince.com⁠ and Instagram ⁠@denise.prince.x

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Fellini Satyricon (1969) with Richard Saja

    Fellini Satyricon (1969) with Richard Saja

    Heyd and Erin couldn't resist PROBING this pre-Christian, ancient Roman text adapted by Federico Fellini with Richard Saja, an artist who's whimsical alterations of French toile patterns reveal subversions of an alternative reality that feeds into the Felliniesque style. Originally written during the time of Nero, its no surprise that Satyricon embraces chaos, lust and debauchery, with dream-like erotically charged imagery that follows scantily clad "blonde hottie" and brunette hottie" through a chaotic story. We loved every juicy, outrageous minute!

    Tangents: Lauren Boebert, Marylin Minter, Jeff Goldblum, Fight Club, Wari funerals, Mad Cow Disease, Goya, war on drag

    For more information about Noah's practice, check out his Instagram ⁠@richardsaja

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Tonysonnenberg ,

Great way to learn more about artist!

This show is great because it shines a light on so many amazing artist that I would not have heard from otherwise. It features a lot of Texas based artists, as well as artist from all over the country. By focusing the conversation through a love of a movies the host always find a great way into so many other interesting topics!

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Manueliscool03 ,

Variety of Movies

I love to see the variety of genre of movies and all the different variety of movies in general that that have their own podcast dedicated to them.

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