Ep 311: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher Walker • Stanley Nelson • Oren Moverman

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The co-directors of the new documentary Welcome to Leith, Christopher Walker and Michael Beach Nichols are the guests in our first segment. The film, distributed by First Run Features, concerns a small North Dakota town which suddenly becomes the potential home for a group of white supremacists led by Craig Cobb. The film opens in NYC on Wednesday, September 9 at the IFC Center. Thanks to First Run Features for sponsoring this special episode.

Firelight Media co-founder Stanley Nelson, director of the new documentary The Blank Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, is the guest. His film opens at the Film Forum in NYC on 9/2, then rolls out to 2o cities around the country thereafter. Check the website to find out where it’s playing near you and make sure to attend screenings where Nelson & others doing Q&A’s as they will be quite interactive and engaging.

Last up, director Oren Moverman (Rampart) discusses his new film starring Richard Gere, Time Out of Mind. Here, playing against type, portrays a homeless man with mental illness. Also in supporting roles are Ben Vereen and Kyra Sedgwick. The film is being distributed by IFC Films and opens in New York City on 9/9.

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