Seventh Row podcast
The Seventh Row podcast is a weekly podcast in which we compare and contrast films to discover new insights and context for (mostly foreign and independent) films both new and old. Our panel always features at least 50% women, and is a combination of critics, film lovers, and academics.
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Seventh Row editors build on each other’s ideas for greater insights, a team effort that we invite you to join. An episode accompanies every ebook, and we cover other films, too!
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Ep. 133. Berlinale 2023: Here, The Teachers’ Lounge, Delegation, and more
In this episode of the podcast, Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney goes solo to discuss the highlights of the 2023 Berlinale film festival, including Bas Devos’s award-winning Here, as well as The Teachers’ Lounge, Delegation, The Quiet Migration, and more.
Sundance 2023 Ep.7: Best of the fest + documentaries Fantastic Machine, Is There Anybody Out There, and more
In the seventh and final episode of the Sundance 2023 podcast season, we discuss the documentaries at Sundance 2023, focusing on Fantastic Machine, Is There Anybody Out There?, The Stroll, and Plan C. We also discuss the best films of Sundance and wrap up our discussion of the festival
Sundance 2023 Ep.6: Passages,You Hurt My Feelings, Rotting in the Sun, and more.
In the sixth episode (and third dispatch) of the Sundance 2023 podcast season, we discuss highlights like Ira Sachs’s film Passages, Nicole Holofcener’s film You Hurt My Feelings, Sebastián Silva’s Rotting in the Sun, and Angus MacLachlan’s A Little Prayer, as well as other buzzed-about films at the festival.
Sundance 2023 Ep. 5: Sometimes I Think About Dying, Fremont, Eileen, Fairyland, and more films
In the fifth episode of the Sundance 2023 podcast season, we discuss some of this year’s buzziest titles, including William Oldroyd’s film Eileen, Andrew Durham’s film Fairyland, and some hidden gems like Babak Jalali’s film Fremont and Rachel Lambert’s film Sometimes I Think About Dying.
Sundance 2023 Ep.4: Indigenous Films, from Bad Press to Twice Colonized
We delve into the Indigenous Film programming at Sundance 2023, including Twice Colonized, Bad Press, Murder in Big Horn, and Fancy Dance.
Sundance 2023 Ep.3: Slow, Fancy Dance, Scrapper, A Still Small Voice, and other early highlights
In the third episode of the Sundance 2023 podcast season, we discuss highlights of the festival so far, including the films Slow, Fancy Dance, Scrapper, A Still Small Voice, and half of the World Dramatic Competition
Sundance 2023 Ep.2: The Spotlight Program and Eight Mountains
We discuss Sundance’s Spotlight Program and its history as the only feature film program at the festival dedicated to films that premiered at other festivals. We also discuss this year’s selections, including The Eight Mountains, L’Immensità, and Joyland.
Sundance 2023 E1: What to watch at the festival
In this episode, we preview the Sundance 2023 Film Festival and discuss the films we’re most excited for at the festival and why. We also give some context about the kinds of films we’ve discovered (and been disappointed by) at past film festivals, and discuss Sundance alum returning to this year’s festival.
E132: Sarah Polley’s Women Talking
n this episode of the podcast, we discuss Sarah Polley’s new Oscar hopeful film: her screen adaptation of the Miriam Toewes’s novel Women Talking. We talk about how the film works (or doesn’t) as an adaptation, its lack of specificity in depicting a mennonite community, and the many problems that plague the film.
E131: Remembering Jeff Barnaby
This podcast episode pays tribute to the great films and enormous impact of Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby who passed away on October 13, 2022. He directed two landmark Indigenous feature films out of Canada: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) and Blood Quantum (2019).
E130: Jerzy Skolimowski’s Eo – a film podcast
On this members only episode, we discuss Jerzy Skolimowski’s visually and aurally inventive Eo and creating empathy for animals on screen.
E129: Highlights of 2022 fall film festivals
On this episode, we discuss some of our favourite films from the 2022 fall festivals, first features, and the dominance of Netflix Movies