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.
Episodes from the last six months are free; older episodes and bonus weekly episodes are available to members only.
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. 12: Hail Satan? featuring director Penny Lane
Episode 12 welcomes our first director guest to the podcast. Penny Lane discusses her new documentary, Hail Satan?, about the political activism of the Satanic Temple, with Seventh Row editor-in-chief Alex Heeney and associate editor Brett Pardy. About Hail Satan? Hail Satan? follows the rise of the Satanic Temple, a religious movement and social activist […]
Ep. 11: Mike Leigh’s Peterloo
Episode 11 of the podcast celebrates our new ebook, Peterloo in Process: A Mike Leigh collaboration. Authors Alex Heeney and Orla Smith are joined by Brett Pardy to discuss how conducting and reading the interviews with Leigh, Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, and key department heads deepened their admiration and understanding of Peterloo. In this episode […]
Ep. 10: October Sky
Episode 10 begins a mini-series covering movies about space exploration. Our first film in this series is Joe Johnston’s October Sky. For this discussion, Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney is joined by Executive Editor Orla Smith and Associate Editor Brett Pardy October Sky is based on the true story of future NASA scientist Homer Hickam’s 1950s high […]
Ep. 9: Best of 2018 Canadian cinema, part 2
Episode 9 of our podcast concludes our discussion on the best of 2018 Canadian Cinema, through the lens of Canada’s Top Ten Film List. In this episode, we discuss Genesis, Giant Little Ones, Mouthpiece, Roads in February, and What Walaa Wants. Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival releases a list of Canada’s top ten […]
Ep. 8: Best of 2018 Canadian cinema, part 1
Episode 8 of our podcast begins our discussion on the best of 2018 Canadian Cinema, through the lens of Canada’s Top Ten Film List. In this episode, we discuss Anthropocene, Edge of the Knife, Firecrackers, The Fireflies are Gone, and Freaks. Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival releases a list of Canada’s ten best […]
Ep. 7: Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete
In episode 7 of the Seventh Row podcast, we revisit our ebook on Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete by discussing one of the best film’s of 2018.
Ep. 6: Free Solo and humans in extremis
In this podcast episode, we discuss the documentary Free Solo, about Alex Honnold’s preparation for and ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitain without ropes.
Ep. 5: Christian Petzold’s Transit
In the fifth episode of our film podcast, we talk about Christian Petzold’s modern-day holocaust drama Transit and how it refreshes the holocaust drama while exploring the bureaucratic trauma of being a refugee. Podcast episode 5: Christian Petzold’s Transit In the fifth episode of our film podcast, we explore why setting a holocaust drama in modern day France is […]
Ep. 4: Suspiria and Luca Guadagnino’s violent bodies
In the fourth episode of our film podcast, we talk about Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria and find unexpected connections between its gory violence and chaos, and Guadagnino’s more gentle works A Bigger Splash and Call Me By Your Name. Episode 4: Suspiria and Luca Guadagnino’s violent bodies In the fourth episode of our film podcast, we come to grips with […]
Ep. 3: Where Hands Touch
In the third episode of our film podcast, we talk about Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch, a flawed but often intelligent film worthy of a closer look. Episode 3: Where Hands Touch In the third episode of our film podcast, we tackle a complex, imperfect film nevertheless worth talking about. Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch […]
Ep. 2: You Were Never Really Here
The second episode of our film podcast is now live! This in-depth conversation about Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here is a great complement to our Special Issue on the film.
Ep. 1: Leave No Trace
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.