This week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is dropping just days before the Oscars, which makes it even more of a miracle that my guest was available to do it.
Fortunately, Toronto filmmaker Sami Khan — who shares a Best Documentary Short nomination with Smriti Mundhar for St. Louis Superman, and has been on the campaign trail with her ever since that nomination was announced — was back in town for a couple of days to see his family, and willing to take an hour to do the show.
I’m really glad he did, because his choice — Julie Dash’s landmark American drama Daughters of the Dust — is a movie that’s still shamefully overlooked these days, despite a resurgence a couple of years ago and a gorgeous digital restoration. It’s effectively a lost masterpiece, even though it’s right there on Netflix. And I’m happy to have the chance to talk about why, and maybe even to take a little responsibility on that score.
That sounds like something worth listening to, right? So join us! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher to get the episode instantly, or stream it on Spotify, or just download it straight from the web. And go see the Oscar Shorts programs, if they’re playing near you. It’s a really strong year.