After the anarchy of Holy Motors
last week, today’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie
lands on a more outwardly stoic picture: Alan J. Pakula’s Klute
a stylish thriller in which Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland are drawn
together in more ways than one by the disappearance of a mutual
I’m oversimplifying, of course, but my guest does not: Nadia Litz, whose new film The People Garden opens
for a limited run at the Lightbox tonight, brings a most impressive
range of insight and interpretation to the show, examining the film
and its leads from the angle of an actor-director.
It’s a really good conversation, and I’ve been sitting on it for
months; I’m delighted to be able to put it into the world. Check it
out wherever you get your podcast content — iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or right from the SEMcast site — and enjoy it!
And maybe check out Nadia’s movie. Of the recent spate
of creepy-Japanese-forest movies, it’s the one I’ve enjoyed the most …
though that is, admittedly, a very low bar to clear.