LAMBCAST #419: AVA DUVERNAY DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE

by Jay Cluitt · March 31, 2018 · Director Retrospective, Featured, LAMBcast, Podcasts · No Comments

We’ve held many director retrospectives on the Lambcast but, somewhat unforgivably, we’ve never covered a female director. Well all that changes today, because this week’s show is dedicated to the works of Ava DuVernay.

To celebrate the release of her latest film, A Wrinkle In Time, Jay was joined by Audrey, Rebecca, Chris and Cameron to look at her documentaries and feature films, half of which are available on Netflix. Also on tap: rants and raves of the week and a quick game of Last Lamb Standing.

00:00 Intros
04:02 This is the Life
15:49 I Will Follow You
25:54 Middle of Nowhere
37:14 Selma
56:15 13th
69:27 A Wrinkle in Time
94:09 Rants and Raves
106:20 Last Lamb Standing
111:04 Plugs

Show notes:
Sorry To Bother You trailer
Selma scenes: voting application, Jimmie Lee Jackson’s death, bridge scene
Babe.net, 25 Movies Every Girl Should Watch Before Turning 25
Show Dogs trailer
Uncle Drew trailer
Sherlock Gnomes trailer

Cameron’s Plugs
The Michigan Movie Guy: Loveless
The Greta-Birds podcast

Audrey’s Plugs
1001 Movies and Beyond
Rated M For MacPhail

Chris’ Plugs
The Popcorn AuteurMike Judge, Adam McKay
Forgotten Filmcast – The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Rebecca’s Plugs
Almost GingerBruges

Jay’s Plugs
Life Vs FilmThe Birth of a Nation review

LAMB Plugs:
Director’s Chair: Ava DuVernay
Acting School: Michelle Pfeiffer
Lambscores: Annihilation, Game Night
Vote for the Spielberg draft!

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