After attending the 2016 Louisiana International Film Festival, I share thoughts about the festival, my discussion with the festival’s executive director, and recent filmmaking trends.
I also talk briefly about celebrity culture and the troubling societal trend to trivialize or vilify opposing viewpoints. Plus, internet lessons from Werner Hertzog, dubious business practices, battles for sincerity, a compelling vision of what America can be, and favorite festival moments.
This episode, unlike other episodes, did not make it out in time for the 23rd, but much of it was recorded during April 23, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Proceed with caution.
The crowd reacts to Kelsey Grammer.
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The festival’s distinguished artistic director passed away during the festival. In the few times I got to interact with him, he treated me in a friendly and considerate way. RIP Dan Ireland.
- Learn more about LIFF: www.lifilmfest.org
- The INSIDE daily brief
- Neil Postman’s book, Amusing Ourselves to Death
- A New Orleans jazz funeral for Shakespeare
- The nsavides Blog on William Shakespeare
- The ep. with Chesley Heymsfield, the festival’s executive director
- The ep. with actor Michal Papajohn
- The BUKU music festival ep.
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