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Weekly movie discussion begins: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=72
“Peter’s Vision” (painting): https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=468
Lars von Trier discussion begins: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=737
Where do I eat in the Indianapolis area?: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=1756
Discussed in this episode:
Blaze (2023): A 12-year-old girl retreats into her imagination after witnessing a horrific crime. The feature film debut of Australian painter Del Kathryn Barton (who had directed a couple of shorts). In theaters now. No official site located.
“Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre”: Netflix brings us twelve animated episodes adapting Junji “Uzumaki” Ito short mangas (reportedly, some episodes enact more than one story). Ito’s horrors tend to be irrational, surreal, and, well, Japanese, so this is likely to be one of the streamer’s weirder collections. “Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre” on Netflix.
“Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy”: A boxed triple-feature of The Element of Crime, Epidemic, and Europa—all had a (very) loose theme of “Europe.” This set also includes two of von Trier’s short student films. Buy “Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy.”‘s opening salvo from the Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. His first three films—
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Next week Giles Edwards will return to Pod 366. No guests are currently scheduled.
Next week, the 2023 Slamdance festival will be keeping us busy. (You can get full access to the same festival titles and watch along with a $7.99 subscription to the Slamdance channel, which also includes access to many movies from previous fests.) The three titles we’re planning to review are the Japanese ghost drama New Religion, ‘s absurdist Fuzzy Head, and the festival closer Free LSD (whose synopsis promises as much weirdness as its title). More movies may prove themselves worthy, and Giles will handpick some of the weirder and more notable shorts to play the festival for your elucidation and possible perusal.
And of course, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:
More announced as they come online.
Onward and weirdward!