"I don't know how to feel about this, whether to love it or hate it. I just don't know". And in one breath, a petite, gleeful Dutch lady smashes the quiet discomfort of a room full of viewers, mulling over the contradictions of the film. Chloe Zhao's The Rider is a semi-documentary-part-fiction, favourite of 2017 Cannes film festival, and swept up awards in Deauville, Toronto and more. The hubbub begins as the Carpentras anglophiles sit around a cluster of café-parisien-style tables on which glasses of Cotes-du-rhône red wine, bowls of snacks and steaming slices of (homemade) pizza are magically appearing, like a tiny, stylish Hogwarts school of arthouse cinema wizardry.
"But the photography..." "And that actor, playing himself! How did he even..." "Well, the director got a standing ovation. She's Chinese." "Remind me, Laura, I need to give you a book" "Did he play himself?" "The horses... How do you say 'd…
As I'm sure you've noticed if you've been following, I've had to put the brakes on the podcast for a while. I enjoy podcasting immensely, but the schedule just wasn't reasonable.
I hope the incremental improvements in quality were noticeable although slight. I'm not trained in audio, and the tools I was using for editing and recording were very basic. To produce anything like decent content was taking up a huge amount of time and mental energy which I just couldn't sustain as a Dad of 3, full time teacher and generally insanely busy person.
I'd love to pick it up someday, in another form. Perhaps a short podcast series, or contributing to another Humanist podcast, or any show which shares similar goals and values. I've had a lot of ideas on this front, but nothing which seems achievable as of yet.
As I tried to mention at the open and close of each show, I'd love to hear from anyone who listened and found the content valuab…
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