On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, it is my distinct pleasure to sit down with Patrick Wang, who established himself as a major American voice with his debut feature In the Family — here’s my too-short NOW review — and this year roared back with the four-hour, two-part epic A Bread Factory, which screened at the WTF Festival earlier this spring.
That’s when I nabbed him for the podcast, and he rolled up like a champ, choosing a movie I never would have expected him to pick: Electra Glide in Blue, the 1973 one-off from music producer James William Guercio starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop with a moral code that’s as inflexible as his ego. I was worried some of the digressions would seem a little dated, but it turns out the stuff abut morality and #MeToo is just as relevant today as it was back in March. More’s the pity.
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