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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (117): Why This Fall Movie Season Is All About Race — Screen Talk

Plus: We debate "Deepwater Horizon" and "Queen of Katwe."




The New York Film Festival has started with Ava DuVernay’s “13TH,” effectively launching a fall movie season that’s all about issues of race: From “Moonlight” to “The Birth of a Nation,” many of the new releases generating conversations these days are dealing with the problems facing the African American community and its history of struggles. Those films are the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk, where Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn debate some of the heavier movies in the conversation at the moment.

Later in the episode, the duo discuss Nate Parker’s recent “60 Minutes” interview and why it might not have squared with the studio’s expectations. Plus: Heated debates about “Deepwater Horizon” and “Queen of Katwe.”

Listen to the full episode above.

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. Check out the rest of IndieWire’s podcasts on iTunes right here.

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