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Podcast: Daughters of the Dust / The Circus – Episode 383

Podcast: Daughters of the Dust / The Circus – Episode 383

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we review the Julie Dash film Daughters of the Dust and we continue our Charlie Chaplin Movie Series with his 1928 film The Circus! Plus, a few thoughts on 7500 and The Watermelon Woman.

This is an unprecedented time as Black Lives Matters continues to progress and grow in support. One aspect of that revolves around The Criterion Channel muting the firewall for some of the great black films they have in their catalog, including Daughters of the Dust, which we are very thankful for. It’s a film we highly recommend and we had a great time talking about. We also loved talking about Chaplin once again. In fact, simply in terms of conversation, it may be our best Chaplin review yet.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

– Movie Review: Daughters of the Dust (6:26)
Director: Julie Dash
Writer: Julie Dash
Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao

– Notes / The Watermelon Woman / 7500 (41:59)
As mentioned above, we took a little time to talk about the films we’ve recently seen, and of them includes another film that is now available on The Criterion Channel for free. Brendan was able to see The Watermelon Woman and had some thoughts on what is a fascinating film. JD, on the other hand, caught up with the latest Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle 7500.

RELATED: Listen to Episode 375 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed The Godfather: Part II

Charlie Chaplin Movie Series: The Circus (1:06:24)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia

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– Music

Daughters of the Dust – Cae
A Struggling Circus – Charlie Chaplin
Emma Woodhouse – Isobel Waller-Bridge, David Schweitzer
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 383

Next week on the show:

Main Review: Miss Junteenth
Charlie Chaplin Movie Series: City Lights

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InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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