Males, Bonded

This week on Someone Else’s Movie, my guest is documentary filmmaker and impact producer Chrisann Hessing — whose new feature We Will Be Brave just had its Toronto premiere at Reel Asian, and screens again next Friday, November 24th, in the Regent Park Film Festival.

Chrisann’s film takes a look at the efforts of the Good Guise, a group of Toronto men dedicated to forging a better path in their communities for themselves and others, rejecting the pull of toxic masculinity.

And the film she picked for the podcast is also about toxic behavior, sort of: It’s What We Do in the Shadows, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s goofball mockumentary about vampire flatmates crabbing at each other in Wellington, New Zealand. And it was an absolute pleasure to bounce around the movie and its spinoff TV series with her … even if we had to do it in the middle of a November thunderstorm.

Join us, won’t you? Subscribe at the usual locations — Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify — or download the episode directly from the web to enjoy as you wait with your pals outside that high-end club that’s never going to let you in.

And then you can catch up on your Shiny Thingses! Last week, I wrote about the joy of seeing Kelly Reichardt’s Showing Up get a boutique UHD release from A24, and checked out the new 4K restorations of Fargo and Scrooged from Shout Studios and Paramount, respectively. Have you subscribed? Why won’t you subscribe? It’s good for you, dammit!

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