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Welcome to The Spectrum Lounge! Host ReBecca Theodore-Vachon speaks to creatives of color changing and disrupting the game in film, tv and pop culture.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to The Spectrum Lounge! Host ReBecca Theodore-Vachon speaks to creatives of color changing and disrupting the game in film, tv and pop culture.

    Screenwriter Courttia Newland - "Small Axe"

    Screenwriter Courttia Newland - "Small Axe"

    Welcome to the Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color disrupting the game in tv, film and pop culture. In this episode, we chat with screenwriter Courttia Newland about his work on the Amazon anthology series "Small Axe" by Oscar winning director Steve McQueen. Newland discusses the importance of bringing West Indian culture to life on screen and collaborating with Steve McQueen.

    • 30 min
    Actor Parker Sawyers - "P-Valley" and "Monsoon"

    Actor Parker Sawyers - "P-Valley" and "Monsoon"

    Welcome to the Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color disrupting the game in tv, film and pop culture. In this episode we chat with actor Parker Sawyers who co-stars in the upcoming film "Monsoon." We also discuss his role as Andre Watkins in the STARZ series "P-Valley" and playing a young Barack Obama in the 2016 critically acclaimed film "Southside With You."

    Synopsis for "Monsoon":
    Kit (Henry Golding), a young British Vietnamese man, returns to his birth country for the first time in over 30 years. He was just six years old when he and his family escaped Saigon as 'boat refugees' after the Vietnam War. No longer familiar with this country and unable to speak his native language, Kit embarks on a personal journey from Saigon to Hanoi in search of a place to scatter his parents’ ashes. Along the way he reconnects with his childhood friend Lee (David Tran) and falls for Lewis (Parker Sawyers), an American whose father had fought in the war. During his travels, Kit finally starts to connect to the memories of his parents and his own roots.

    • 48 min
    Actor Peter Kim - "The Forty Year Old Version"

    Actor Peter Kim - "The Forty Year Old Version"

    Welcome to the Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color disrupting the game in tv, film and pop culture. Host Rebecca Theodore-Vachon chats with actor/producer Peter Kim who co-stars in the Netflix original film "The Forty Year Old Version" written, directed and starring Radha Blank.

    • 30 min
    Lovecraft Country - Season 1 Finale Review

    Lovecraft Country - Season 1 Finale Review

    Welcome to the Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color changing the game in tv, film and pop culture. In this episode, host Rebecca Theodore-Vachon reviews the season finale of HBO series "Lovecraft Country"

    • 52 min
    Angel Manuel Soto - director "Charm City Kings"

    Angel Manuel Soto - director "Charm City Kings"

    Welcome to the Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color disrupting the game in tv, film and pop culture. In this episode we chat with "Charm City Kings" director Angel Manuel Soto. "Charm City Kings" is currently streaming on HBO Max.

    Film synopsis:
    In this gritty coming-of-age drama, fourteen-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes. Mouse’s mom (Teyonah Parris) and his police mentor, Detective Rivers (William Catlett), work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow.

    • 19 min
    Review -"The Forty Year Old Version"

    Review -"The Forty Year Old Version"

    Welcome to The Spectrum Lounge podcast where we discuss creatives of color disrupting the game in tv, film and pop culture. In this episode Jerry L. Barrow ("Fathers Who Bother" podcast) joins host Rebecca Theodore-Vachon as they review "The Forty Year Old Version" and themes of Black creative freedom and White gatekeepers.

    *film synopsis**
    Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty Year Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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