Five days of films, parties, events, awards, and more films…on today’s show we talk about three films from the festival, whose themes range from Neanderthal DNA and cloning to gender inequality in TV and film, to the history of the newspaper business.
Bernardo Ruiz’s new film, Harvest Season, shows us a year in the Napa Valley with multi-generational Latino vineyard workers and business people–and it’s a celebration of all the people who work behind the scenes to make each bottle of California wine.
… what could use improvement? Eric Witt, director of the Santa Fe Film Office, leads us through the intricacies of what makes a film incentive program work for a state, and how New Mexico’s economic development could be optimized in the film and media space.
What would it take to run two marathons a day–for 52 days in a row? Meet the runners who treat the 3100 mile race as a spiritual practice. And the Native American runners who run to express their historical running traditions and connection with the land.
Patricia Douglas was an unsung heroine of women in film who fought back against studio-condoned sexual assault. Her court case was buried by MGM to the point where it was entirely unknown until several years ago, when David Stenn came across the story and made a brilliant documentary, Girl 27.