This is the first time in maybe 30 years that I haven’t covered Hot Docs, and it’s weird to know that so much is going on in the city (and online) without me. It’s the first real sign that the new job marks a proper life change. Like I said: Weird.
But I can still connect with the festival in this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, where Framing Agnes director Chase Joynt joins me to dig into Cheryl Dunye’s 1996 watershed indie The Watermelon Woman, a film that predicted the conversations we’d be having on race, sexuality, privilege and representation a full quarter-century ago. Or maybe it was just as on-point then, and I just didn’t notice it. (The latter is probably the case, if I’m being honest.)
Anyway, it’s a very lively conversation with an absolutely brilliant guest, and I’m delighted that we were able to make it happen. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever and get it instantly, or download the episode directly from the web and ride along with us at your convenience. And then check out Framing Agnes if you’re able; it’s got even more to say about the way we live now.