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.

The Father Shiva Baby

Anthony Hopkins recently won an Academy Award for his performance in “The Father”. Many people were surprised the little golden statue wasn’t awarded to the late Chadwick Boseman for his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. Hosts Alan & Chris give their opinions of Hopkins’ performance and the overall film as well as discuss the independent comedy “Shiva Baby”. Following the reviews comes the movie news segment with discussions of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and a discussion of two recently released movie trailers. Closing out the show each host shares a recommendation for a film you should check out. In Alan’s case he shares five…but ultimately does narrow it down to one.

Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: “Martha Marcy May Marlene”, “The Fisher King”

Reviews included in this episode: “The Father”, “Shiva Baby”

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!)