For much of the creative community, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was a traumatic experience that continues to resonate. The very notion of a Trump Presidency suggests ideas that are antithetical to the progressive arena of art-making that fuels our passion for cinema. But that arena hasn’t gone anywhere, and there are plenty of new movies to discuss. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss their feelings about the election results and how it may or may not impact the film industry.
Then they turn to more familiar topics: Warren Beatty’s long-awaited “Rules Don’t Apply” premiered at AFI Fest, and they both saw it. So does the iconic actor-director’s Howard Hughes portrait stand up to expectations? Let the arguments begin.
As a bonus, we’re excited to unveil our very own Screen Talk theme song by indie composer Keegan DeWitt (“Morris From America,” “Listen Up Philip”).
Listen to the full episode above.