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 Fabelmans Armageddon Time

Two filmmakers have turned out recent films that examine their childhoods. In this episode, we review Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS and James Gray’s ARMAGEDDON TIME. In the show’s news section, we discuss the recent announcement of the Golden Globes nominees and the release of the newly revised Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time list. Concluding the show we offer a recommendation for a new holiday film to enjoy if the old standbys have become tiresome.

Recommendation: “Spirited”

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!)