We just launched our very own film podcast! For in-depth conversations about the best films on release, subscribe now.
At Seventh Row, when we see a recent or upcoming release that we love, we often dedicate a Special Issue to it — a compilation of several essays around the film and interviews with the core creative team that made it happen.
By putting together these Issues — in reading different writers on the same film, and in learning from people involved in various stages of a film’s making — we also learn a lot ourselves. Our Special Issues are more than the sum of their parts, but until today, we did not have a way to share these extra conversations and ideas with our readers.
This changes now. Our brand new Seventh Row podcast brings together the writers who participated in a given Special Issue to talk about the film in question in depth and in detail. Having already spent so much time thinking about the given film, each guest on the podcast will always be familiar with it, and ready to truly engage with all of its elements.
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Episode 1: Leave No Trace
For our first episode, our host and Associate Editor Elena Lazic is joined by Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Associate Editor Orla Smith, and Contributing Editors Gillie Collins and Brett Pardy, for a discussion about Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace. To get the most out of this episode, we recommend listeners watch the film and/or read our Special Issue on it before listening.
Stay tuned for future episodes!
We will record episodes about each of our upcoming Special Issues. But also, occasionally, about about other films: when there is a film we find interesting but divisive, or when we lack the bandwidth to dedicate an entire Issue to it, we might choose to record an episode about it, instead.
Even if we’re not dedicating a Special Issue to it, we all have extensively discussed and thought about the film before pressing record. Our goal isn’t to cover as many films as possible, but to truly engage in a deeper, more detailed and patient consideration of films that deserve your time.
One such episode will be coming soon — keep an eye on our Twitter account for updates!