30 episodes

A weekly conversation about representation in movies. Each episode, host Benjamin Thevenin interviews a guest about a movie that reflects their experience as part of a marginalized community. The goal is to explore how pop culture can be a way to learn more about each other, and about pressing social issues, so we can make the world better in some small way. http://benjaminthevenin.com/making/movies-as-mirrors/ moviesasmirrors@gmail.com Musical intro credit: Aidan Bay Logo credit: David Habben

Movies as Mirrors Benjamin Thevenin & Friends

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

A weekly conversation about representation in movies. Each episode, host Benjamin Thevenin interviews a guest about a movie that reflects their experience as part of a marginalized community. The goal is to explore how pop culture can be a way to learn more about each other, and about pressing social issues, so we can make the world better in some small way. http://benjaminthevenin.com/making/movies-as-mirrors/ moviesasmirrors@gmail.com Musical intro credit: Aidan Bay Logo credit: David Habben

    Movie Milestone: "I, Daniel Blake" (2016) with Alexis Romero Walker

    Movie Milestone: "I, Daniel Blake" (2016) with Alexis Romero Walker

    https://tinyurl.com/idanielblakenetflixpartyJoin our Netflix Party, Saturday April 4th at 7pm MT and watch the 2016 film "I, Daniel Blake" with us! On this episode, we launch a new series called "Milestone Movies," and Alexis Romero Walker introduces us to Ken Loach and Laura Obiols' compelling cinematic representation of poverty.To participate in our screening of "I, Daniel Blake," following the instructions below:Visit www.netflixparty.com and download the free Chrome extension.After adding...

    • 12 min
    "Son of Rambow" (2007) with Damon & Cade Thevenin

    "Son of Rambow" (2007) with Damon & Cade Thevenin

    Benjamin's boys Damon & Cade Thevenin share the 2007 film "Son of Rambow." We make a blanket fort recording studio and talk about the movie's representation of boyhood--play, friends, bullies, family. We share our streaming picks for families during the COVID-19 quarantine. We also ask listeners "What's a movie that that realistically represents the life of a kid?"

    • 31 min
    "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" (2015) with Eric D. Snider

    "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" (2015) with Eric D. Snider

    Film critic and comedian Eric D. Snider shares the 2015 film "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" with Benjamin. We talk about the movie's representation of growing up gay in a Christian community and the sexual repression that is often a part of conservative religious cultures. We ask listeners "What's a movie that authentically represents some aspect of your teenage experience?"

    • 36 min
    "A Little Princess" (1995) with Sarah Coyne

    "A Little Princess" (1995) with Sarah Coyne

    Professor and researcher Dr. Sarah Coyne shares the 1995 film "A Little Princess" with Benjamin and guest-host Savannah Keenan-Kroff. We talk about the movie's representation of girlhood, and the roles that 'princess culture' has in children's understandings of gender and self-worth. We ask listeners "Keeping in mind this expanded definition of princess, what are your top 3 'princesses'?"

    • 37 min
    "Moonlight" (2016) with Stacey Harkey

    "Moonlight" (2016) with Stacey Harkey

    Actor and comedian Stacey Harkey shares the 2016 film "Moonlight" with Benjamin and guest-host Teilani Leupepetele. We talk about the importance of representing intersectionality onscreen--gender, race, class, and sexuality. We ask listeners "What are portraits of manhood that have made them think about what it means to be a man?"Watch Stacey with JK! Studios and find Teilani on Spotify, and look for them both on tour.Credits:"Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Spring 1" by Max Richter"Mambo No. 5 (a...

    • 42 min
    Sundance Film Festival Special Episode

    Sundance Film Festival Special Episode

    New producer for the pod Madison Roush joins Benjamin for a special episode at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. We speak with festival goers waiting to see Julie Taymor's film "The Glorias," based on the life of feminist activist Gloria Steinem, about their favorite representations of female empowerment on film and at the festival.

    • 21 min

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