Footcandle Films

Hosted ByChris Frye & Alan Jackson

Do you like listening to people talk about films?  What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town?  Then "Footcandle Films" may be the show for you.

An American First Cow Pickle

In this episode of Footcandle Films Alan & Chris review two movies that reflect on the challenges of starting your own business and capitalism. One is director Kelly Reichardt’s period drama “First Cow”, the other is the comedy “An American Pickle” starring Seth Rogen in a dual role. After the reviews, Alan leads an “It Sounds Like It Could Be Good?” segment. The hosts close out the show with recommendations of films you might want to seek out.

Reviews: “First Cow“, “An American Pickle

Recommendations: “The Sweatbox“, “Take Shelter


Here are the trailers for the unreleased movies that Alan and Chris discuss on this episode:

Boys State

Judas and the Black Messiah

Alan Jackson is the co-founder of the Footcandle Film Society and resides in Hickory, NC. He enjoys a wide variety of films – but mainly those of Martin Scorsese, his all-time favorite Director. Despite liking smaller, independent films, Alan also likes films with giant monsters or where animals talk. Alan also thinks Citizen Kane deserves every bit of credit it ever gets.

Chris Frye, the other co-founder of Footcandle Film Society, is a fan of directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, and David Gordon Green. He lives in Newton, NC and has always been a movie buff. His favorite actors range from Steve Coogan to Christoph Waltz to Jeff Bridges. You may be surprised to know he has never seen Dirty Dancing or Pretty in Pink (gasp!)