"The Flagship Film Podcast"

“The flagship film podcast” featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews.

#606: The Birth of a Nation / Chicago Film Festival Preview


Director Nate Parker came out of Sundance in January with an award-winning debut film and talk of being an Oscar front-runner. Things got more complicated over the summer when revelations about Parker’s past turned attention away from the film and onto him. Parker’s film THE BIRTH OF A NATION, about Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, opens this weekend. Adam and Josh have a review. Plus, their most anticipated titles playing this year's Chicago International Film Festival (Oct 13-27).

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0:00-1:15 - Billboard
1:15-30:40 - Review: "The Birth of a Nation"
Chance the Rapper, "How Great"
31:53-44:22 - Notes / Massacre Theatre
44:22-47:12 - Top 5: CIFF Preview
Chance the Rapper, "Blessings"
48:12-55:51 - Donations
55:51-1:24:02 - Top 5: CIFF Preview, cont.
1:24:02-1:27:31 - Close / Outtake


Chance the Rapper


Massacre Theatre Winner: Brett Douville, Olney, MD


Jess Knipping's Squarespace site

Slate Black Film Canon

Daughters of the Dust/Lemonade


Telegraph Road Productions, Inc.
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