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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Screen Talk (Episode 123) – Why the Film Community Will Survive Trump

We look for hope in a creative industry.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

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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.

Screen Talk theme song written by Keegan DeWitt.
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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