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Storms, Burns & Anatomy of a Fall

Storms, Burns & Anatomy of a Fall

PLUS Going Behind the Scenes with The Holdovers

Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight. 

This week, we have two features tied to the Cannes Film Festival.  And a funny new series comes to America from the UK. We’ll start there with…

Everyone Else Burns
A coming-of-age comedy following a  family from Manchester England, and the puritanical Christian sect to whom they are devoted. The family is headed by patriarch David, played by Simon Bird and his amazing haircut. The family are steadfast in preparing for Armageddon and avoiding eternal damnation, although worldly temptations sometimes get in the way. As they navigate modern-day life, the show explores what it feels like to balance faith, family and identity in a world that could end tomorrow, even though it most likely will not.

You can see Everyone Else Burns on the CW or Hulu.

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas
For decades, legendary film producer Jeremy Thomas has driven from England to the Cannes Film Festival. This time, he's joined by acclaimed filmmaker Mark Cousins. On their intimate, visual five-day road movie through rural France, they remember some of the most acclaimed and controversial films ever made: The Last Emperor, which won nine Oscars for Thomas when he was still in his 30s, including Best Picture; David Cronenberg's Crash and its Cannes scandal; the masterpiece of sexual obsession, Bad Timing. Thomas introduces us to his remarkable world of movie stars--Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, David Bowie--and daring international cinema, influenced by punk and counter-culture. The journey is intercut with acclaimed actors Tilda Swinton and Debra Winger, who give exclusive insights into the man and his work. 

See The Storms of Jeremy Thomas on AppleTV, Amazon, and Vudu.

And finally, back to Cannes, for this year’s Palme d’Or winner.

Anatomy of a Fall
For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he was murdered or committed suicide. Samuel's suspicious death is presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. What follows is not just an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel's death but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel's conflicted relationship.

Anatomy of a Fall is currently in select theaters.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out our latest Behind the Scenes video, where you can hear interviews with the cast & crew from the new Alexander Payne movie, The Holdovers, released in theaters today!

And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  Have a great weekend.


Cause Cinema
Cause Cinema Spotlight
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.