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. 114: Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come and Bergman Island
We discuss French director Mia Hansen-Løve’s newest film Bergman Island and her 2016 film, Things to Come.
Ep. 113: About Time and I’m Your Man: Sci-fi love stories
We discuss two sci-fi-ish romantic comedies, Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man and Richard Curtis’ About Time
Ep. 112: Raw and Thelma: Modern female monsters
We discuss Raw and Thelma, two classics of modern horror from directors who both have exciting new films on the festival circuit.
Ep. 111: TIFF 2021, part 2
On the second of our TIFF 2021 podcasts, we discuss Power of the Dog, Ali & Ava, and more from this year’s festival.
Ep. 110: Weekend and End of the Century: Brief encounters
For its 10th anniversary, we discuss Andrew Haigh’s Weekend on the podcast, along with another brief encounter film, End of the Century
Ep. 109: TIFF 2021, part 1
On the first of our TIFF 2021 podcasts, we discuss the films we saw before the festival began, including The Worst Person in the World.
Ep. 108: The Deep Blue Sea(s) Redux
This week we are re-releasing our The Deep Blue Sea podcast in celebration of Terence Davies’ new film, Benediction and in memorial to Helen McRory, who passed away in April.
Ep. 107: Another Round and Oslo, August 31st: Are men OK? Masculinity, mental health, & addiction Redux
This week, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31, our favourite film of the 2010s. As part of the celebration, we are presenting a special edition of our December 2020 podcast episode
Ep. 106: Christine and Kate Plays Christine: Reviving Christine Chubbuck
We discuss Christine and Kate Plays Christine, a fiction and documentary film about Christine Chubbuck. We ask, what’s the value of telling a story in fiction versus nonfiction?
Creative Nonfiction Bonus Episode
For the last year, we’ve been planning a book and workshop series around creative nonfiction. Find out how and why we adopted this term to describe a distinct genre of documentary films on this creative nonfiction bonus episode.
Ep. 105: Subjective realities: The art of creative nonfiction film
Seventh Row Editors Alex Heeney and Orla Smith discuss the journey of writing our new ebook, Subjective realities: The art of creative nonfiction film.
Ep. 104: Agnieszka Holland on directing
This episode presents our June masterclass with Agnieszka Holland. She discusses her body of work, what drives her, and her newest film, Charlatan.