For the first episode of the new Seventh Row podcast, 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.
We chose to record a podcast episode on Leave No Trace because it’s one of our favourite films of the year and of the decade. We loved it so much that we wrote an entire ebook about it. In the book, you can find several writers who adore the film examining it from a variety of perspectives, whether that be an analysis of the film itself, an analysis of the performances, or a Debra Granik fan contextualising the film in her filmography.
To get the most out of this episode, we recommend listeners watch the film and/or read our ebook on it before listening. The book is the essential companion to the film. It will make you see Granik’s latest masterpiece in a new light! It may also turn you on to her previous films, and help you realise to what extent Leave No Trace was a natural career progression for Granik.