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6.02 Dancing with Danger in JOKER (Episode 100!)
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October 04, 2019 06:44 PM PDT
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In a wild left turn for the DC film universe, director Todd Phillips’ latest film, JOKER, takes us back to Gotham City in order to witness the birth of the Clown Prince of Crime. When we first meet the titular villain, his name is Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who has been isolated, bullied and disregarded by society. As things begin to unravel in his life (and his mind), Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the iconic DC villain known as the Joker.

This week, in our 100th episode, our SF team tells us what the site means to them, we announce a VERY special giveaway and Paul and Julie Levac stop by to talk about the dangers and brilliance of Todd Phillips’ foray into criminal madness.

1on1 with Adam Bolt (HUMAN NATURE)
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October 03, 2019 04:21 PM PDT
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With his new documentary, HUMAN NATURE, director Adam Bolt sheds light on the remarkable discovery of CRISPR which holds the key to unlocking the human genome. In this 1on1, we get to speak to Adam about the incredible implications of such an incredible scientific discovery, the ethical implications associated with human genome mapping and how scientists are grappling with them.

6.01 The Outer Reaches of the Inner Soul in AD ASTRA
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September 27, 2019 11:31 AM PDT
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In this, our Season Premiere (and 99th episode!), we venture into the deepest regions of the solar system to talk about AD ASTRA. Starring Brad Pitt, AD ASTRA takes place in the near future and tells the story of Roy McBride, an astronaut who remains fearless when faced with the most impossible of situations, yet terrified to deal with his own issues. When the military enlists Roy to travel to Neptune to discover the source behind dangerous electrical pulses that threaten the universe, he is up for the task. However, when he also discovers that his father—who abandoned their family when he was very young—may be involved, Roy is forced to grapple with his own feelings of anger and hurt in the process. This week on the show, ScreenFish veterans Matthew Cimone and podcaster David Peck join us to talk about dealing with letting go of our anger, losing (and maybe reclaiming wonder) and the power of relationships.

1on1 with Julianne Nicholson (MONOS)
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September 26, 2019 12:02 PM PDT
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In her latest film, MONOS, actress Julianne Nicholson plays a POW held hostage by a young group of militant teens deep in the heart of the jungle. In this 1on1, we get to speak to Julianne about what it is about the jungle that erodes civility, the nature of freedom for these characters and how a role like this changes your life.

TIFF19 1on1 with Atom Egoyan and David Thewlis (GUEST OF HONOUR)
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September 19, 2019 02:34 PM PDT
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In his latest film, GUEST OF HONOUR, iconic director Atom Egoyan tells the story of Jim (David Thewlis), a father who is committed to seeing his incarcerated daughter go free. In a special roundtable conversation, we speak to Egoyan and Thewlis about balancing justice and grace, the religious sacraments that shape the film and the relationship between the filmmaker and his audience.

TIFF19 1on1 with Laysla de Oliviera (GUEST OF HONOUR)
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September 19, 2019 02:31 PM PDT
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In Atom Egoyan's GUEST OF HONOUR, Laysla Oliviera plays Veronica, a young woman incarcerated for a heinous crime that she may (or may not) have committed. In a special roundtable interview, we get to speak to Laysla about working with Atom Egoyan and whether or not she believes her character can be truly free.

TIFF19 1on1 with Matthew Teague and Gabriela Cowperthwaite (THE FRIEND)
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September 19, 2019 02:21 PM PDT
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Based on an article he wrote for Esquire Magazine, THE FRIEND tells the true story of Matthew Teague and his family after they learn that his wife has been diagnosed with cancer. Struggling to take care of his ailing wife and two daughters, Matthew is grateful to receive the help of his friend Dane (Jason Segal) in an effort to keep things running smoothly around the household. In a special roundtable conversation, we get to speak with Teague himself and director Gabriela Cowperthwaite about the challenges of bringing up the past onscreen and when Matthew knew the story was really about his friend.

TIFF19 1on1 with Jason Segal and Dakota Johnson (THE FRIEND)
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September 19, 2019 02:15 PM PDT
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THE FRIEND tells the true story of Matthew and Nicole Teague, a young family rocked by the news that Nicole (Dakota Johnson) has been diagnosed with cancer. Struggling to take care of his ailing wife and two daughters, Matthew is grateful to receive the help of his friend Dane (Jason Segal) in an effort to keep things running smoothly around the household. In a special roundtable conversation, we get to speak with Segal and Johnson about how they prepared for such heavy roles and the true meaning of love.

TIFF19 1on1 with Robert Eggers (THE LIGHTHOUSE)
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September 18, 2019 05:38 PM PDT
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Best known for his work on THE WITCH, writer/director Robert Eggers is back with his latest film, THE LIGHTHOUSE. Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE tells the story of two 'wickies' who slowly descend into madness when they're abandoned at their post. In a special roundtable interview, we get to speak with Robert about what makes history so scary, the technical challenges of the film and... yes... working with seagulls.

1on1 with Larry Clarke (3 DAYS WITH DAD)
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September 13, 2019 06:06 PM PDT
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Written, starring and directed by Larry Clarke, 3 DAYS WITH DAD tells the story of Eddie Mills, a middle-aged man who must go home to deal with his dying Dad. However, after returning to his crazy family, Eddie finds himself slipping back into old patterns as he reconnects with old friends. Then, as he is confronted with the revelation that he himself is a father, Eddie is forced to deal with the past he has always tried to avoid. In this 1on1, Steve speaks to Larry about the autobiographical nature of the piece, the difficult transition between son and father, and finding humour in the dark moments.

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