The Many Saints of Evan Hansen
Adapting material for the big screen can be tough. In this episode, our hosts review two recent efforts with “The Many Saints of Newark” & “Dear Evan Hansen”. In the movie news segment, they discuss the winners of the recently wrapped Footcandle Film Festival and talk about director David Gordon Green’s next project once his Halloween trilogy wraps. If you’re looking for something to screen from the comfort of your own couch you’ll want to stay tuned to the end of the show when each host gives a recommendation of a film you should watch.
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!)