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.

Hustle The Duke

Adam Sandler has a new movie, HUSTLE, out on Netflix where he plays a down-on-his-luck basketball scout. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the film as well as spend some time discussing THE DUKE. Featuring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren this smaller indie fare tells the tale of a based on a true story art heist. In our silver screen news segment, Alan shares details of the upcoming biopic of Leonard Bernstein and the JOKER sequel. Wrapping the show, Chris recommends a 3-hour film from India while Alan encourages listeners to steer clear of a truly terrible Michael Bay action film.

Recommendations and “Unrecommendations” from our hosts: “RRR” & “Ambulance” 

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!)