Apr 21 • 9M

Mrs. Davis, Third Date & a Personality Crisis

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Jon Fitzgerald
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.
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Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  3 projects.  Under 10 minutes.  

This week, we have a couple strong docs, and one wildly inventive drama series, with a healthy dose of sci fi. Let’s start there.

Mrs Davis
After being ousted from her convent, Sister Simone vows to destroy the one responsible: a powerful artificial intelligence known as Mrs. Davis. To exact her revenge, Simone makes a deal with the algorithm and is thrust into a dangerous world of secret societies, religious conspiracies and age-old legends as she searches for the whereabouts of the most clichéd and overused MacGuffin -- the Holy Grail. To complete the ridiculous and farfetched task, Simone teams up with her rebellious ex-boyfriend, Wiley, who is now the leader of an underground resistance movement dedicated to stopping Mrs. Davis. Together they face a variety of mysterious and powerful forces as they search for the Grail, the one thing capable of destroying the algorithm once and for all.

Strange, gutsy, intelligent, Meta?  You be the judge.

See with your Peacock subscription.


The Longest Third Date
When Matt and Khani match on Hinge, sparks fly. So much so that they spontaneously fly to Costa Rica for their third date — and get stuck as the world shuts down in March 2020. An extended stay in paradise becomes the ultimate test of compatibility.

See on Netflix.


And finally, in case you didn’t know this little fun fact, it’s International Guitar Month! I thought, why not share a fun rock dock, co-directed by Martin Scorsese, and David Tedeschi

Personality Crisis: One Night Only
Scorsese turns his camera on another beloved New York institution: the singular David Johansen. Equally celebrated as the lead singer-songwriter of the androgynous '70s glam punk groundbreakers The New York Dolls and for his complete reinvention as hepcat lounge lizard Buster Poindexter in the '80s, the chameleonic Johansen has created an entire genre unto himself, combining swing, blues, and rock for something at once mischievous and deeply personal.

You can see on Paramount+ or Showtime.


That’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  Hope you enjoy this week’s picks, don’t forget about our Earth Day Showcase - 30 documentaries at Cause Cinema.com


Earth Day Screening Reminder

Cause Cinema and Filmocracy are proud to present this unique movie experience, hosted by Litt Concept House. Sponsored by Earthbar. See groundbreaking climate solutions come to life in the #FutureForward documentary series presented by #TheClimatePledge. It’s FREE and streaming on Filmocracy April 22nd, at 7:00PM PST.

We will show all six episodes, and provide all attendees with a Discussion Guide (for download) on the topics and solutions. Please note that these short films average 5 minutes in length, with the total program lasting approximately 35 minutes.

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I’m Jon Fitzgerald, with Cause Cinema, and until next week, you take care.