Podcast by Seventh Row
Frederick Wiseman's Ex Libris & City Hall
Frederick Wiseman's long career exploring the functions of American institutions continues with his recent City Hall. On this episode, we contrast it with Ex Libris, considering how Wiseman's films differ when looking at systems which function well and systems which are not working.
Francis Lee's Gods Own Country and Ammonite
We loved Francis Lee's debut film God's Own Country, so much so that we wrote about a book about it. In this episode we discussed God’s Own Country and Ammonite, two films that are somewhat the antithesis of each other, to uncover how they explore class, sex, intimacy, and labour.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and special guest Lena Wilson.
Comparing Rebecca Adaptations
Why a new Rebecca adaptation now? We try to figure it out, comparing Ben Wheatley's version to Daphne Du Maurier's novel, Hitchcock's classic film, and the 1997 miniseries. We discuss actor choices, character agency, and pandering to modern audiences.
This episode features Executive Editor Orla Smith, Editor at Large Mary Angela Rowe, and special guest Caitlin Merriman.
Lockdown Film School with Alice Winocour
This episode presents our Lockdown Film School master class with writer-director Alice Winocour in podcast form. We discuss her three features including the recently released Proxima, her writing process, and her cinematic interest in the body.
Indigenous YA, Part 2
This episode concludes our two part discussion of contemporary Indigenous young adult films. We discuss some of the best Indigenous YA films from the recent past, think about the difference between films made by Indigenous and settler filmmakers, and outline the genre's defining traits.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and special guests Joe Lipsett and Lindsay Pugh
Indigenous YA, Part 1
On this episode we begin our two part discussion of contemporary Indigenous young adult films (and television). We focus on three of the newest entries in the genre, Beans, Trickster, and Monkey Beach. We also discuss our position as settler viewers and why this genre is flourishing.
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Very well done
Like many others as of late I found out about the wonderful women of Seventh Row because of their ebook on Céline Sciamma. Since purchasing that book I have indulged myself in their thoughtful and insightful conversations about film and filmmakers via their podcast and their writings. I have REALLY enjoyed their Lockdown Film School series and urge others to listen to some really fine and enlightening conversations about film. I am also enjoying learning more about Canadian film and filmmakers.
My favorite film podcast
Orla and Alex are incredibly insightful and have great taste in film. I love how they actually let their guests talk and truly listen to them! Between this, the site, and all of the ebooks, you really can’t go wrong with Seventh Row.
Insightful film discussions
I discovered the Seventh Row crew via their excellent Céline Sciamma ebook (essays and interviews with Sciamma and about her films) and found so much more. Great articles, ebooks galore, and this podcast? What a great resource. Must subscribe if you want to hear intelligent and insightful discussions on films.