Citizen Jane Film Festival: An Interview with Laura Plancarte

“One day we are all capable of doing nice things, and the next day we can be horrible. And we are both.”

On this episode of The Missouri Review’s Soundbooth Podcast, audio team intern Michael Wilmarth interviews Laura Plancarte, writer and director of the film Hermanos. Michael had the opportunity to speak with Plancarte after viewing the film at this year’s Citizen Jane Film Festival, held annually at Stephens College. Listen here as she speaks about her newest work, which addresses the human condition and the importance of understanding amidst a world of prejudice.

 

Citizen Jane Film Festival: A Roundtable Podcast

TMR AUDIO TEAM ROUNDTABLE: THE CITIZEN JANE FILM FESTIVAL

 

This week on the The Missouri Review’s Soundbooth Podcast, interns Brady Kateman, Michael Wilmarth, and Bennett Jacobs discuss their experiences at the Citizen Jane Film Festival, held annually at Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri. Listen as each share their opinions, criticisms, and praise for the films Little Woods, directed by Nia DaCosta; I Think We Are Alone Now, directed by Reed Marono; and Hermanos, directed by Laura Plancarte.

 

 

Citizen Jane Film Festival Podcast: An Interview with Juliet Lammers

On this episode of The Missouri Review’s Soundbooth podcast we sit down with Juliet Lammers to discuss her documentary Inside These Walls, co-directed with Lorraine Price.

Juliet Lammers is a filmmaker, writer, and producer. Juliet was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a BA in German Literature and an MA in Media Studies. Before becoming a filmmaker, Juliet worked in radio in Montreal, Canada. Juliet’s debut feature documentary film with co-director Lorraine Price, Last Woman Standing, was released in 2013 and has played select theaters and festivals internationally. The duo teamed up again to film her second documentary Inside These Walls which was released in 2016.

Inside These Walls is the story of Wang Bingzhang—the founding father of the Chinese overseas pro-democracy movement. Bingzhang is currently serving a life sentence in solitary confinement in China after his kidnapping from Vietnam in 2002. The documentary, spanning four years, tells his story and shows his estranged family working continuously to secure his freedom despite him leaving them to pursue activism for many years.

During the interview, Lammers discusses her relationship with the family, interesting facts that occurred while filming and the Bingzhang family’s complex and emotional relationship with their patriarch.

Interview conducted by TMR Audio Intern Taevosha Blackwell.