today’s crowded film landscape about a dozen new releases hit theaters
each weekend, most of which are limited or specialty films that don’t have the
budget for large publicity campaigns but which are often the best and most
These films, lucky enough to get theatrical distribution,
often only get one-week runs in one or two theaters per city, and even those who
managed to get picked up by a larger specialty distributor have to fight to
rise above the studio fare. Hoping to highlight some of these
films for audiences to discover them, One Week Only is a new weekly podcast exclusively
dedicated to international, independent and under-the-radar films that deserve
a closer look.
Hosted by filmmaker Conor Holt and I, Carlos Aguilar, One Week Only hopes to be an alternative space for audiences to find out and get excited about cinema beyond the multiplex.
A new episode is released every Friday afternoon. You can follow One Week Only on Facebook and on Twitter.
One Week Only is now available for FREE on iTunes!
About the Hosts:
Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar is a film journalist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Aguilar has written for several publications including Sydney’sBuzz, Indiewire, MovieMaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Creative Screenwriting, among others. In 2014 he was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to take part in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by Indiewire and Sundance Institute. Aguilar is currently working on a short film titled “Probable Cause” and continues to cover international, independent, and animated films across diverse platforms.
Conor Holt is a Minnesotan filmmaker based in Los Angeles, with a particular fondness for science fiction and animation, whose short film “A Better Life,” a sci-fi drama, screened at Fantasia Fest, Sci-Fi London, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. His latest short film “Alternative” recently premiered at the 2016 Fargo Film Festival. Holt is currently working on an upcoming comedy web series titled “Hipster Jesus,” a new short film project, and a feature-length screenplay.
Here is a list of episodes thus far and the films discussed in each of them.
Episode 4: “Krisha”
Films also featured in this episode: “Fireworks Wednesday,” “The Clan,” “My Golden Days,” “The Bronze,” “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” and “We Like It Like That.”
Episode 3: “Creative Control”
Films also featured in this episode: “Cemetery of Splendor,” “The Automatic Hate,” and “Boom Bust Boom”
Episode 2: “The Boy and the Beast”
Films also featured in this episode: “Knight of Cups” and “The Wave”
Episode 1: “Only Yesterday”
Films also featured in this episode: “They Look Like People,” “Embrace of the Serpent,” “Boy and the World”