For decades Harvey Weinstein committed sexual abuse in and out of the workplace and for decades he was able to silence those who dared to ever try and speak out. But the New York Times report by journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor exposed these allegations and launched the #MeToo movement. We discuss why we think this dramatized story about their investigative work is strongly crafted and how important it is for this information to be shared with the world in a new format.
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For this month’s Donor Pick Episode we’re going back into Barry Jenkins’ filmography to talk about his Oscar-winning picture from 2016. Though already covered by Aaron and a guest when Patrick was out of town, we take this opportunity to discuss it together and give the film our new format treatment where we have a deep conversation about its emotional impact on us, and what we think others can take away from the unique perspective Jenkins shares with us.
We are joined by two very special guests to discuss a film they consider to be one of the best of its decade. This Barry Jenkins masterful imagining of James Baldwin’s novel is a gorgeous depiction of love in early 1970s Harlem, and the painful racial and economic struggles that love must endure through. Barry Jenkins makes movies you feel, and our discussion is an emotional and powerful one in response.