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



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.



Interview with Managing Editor Kate McIntyre

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, the Spring 2018 audio team interviews Managing Editor Kate McIntyre.

Kate McIntyre (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) worked at the Missouri Review from 2008 to 2013 and returned in 2016 as Managing Editor, after several years as a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Allegheny College. She holds a BA from Harvard University, an MFA from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her stories and essays have appeared recently in journals including Denver Quarterly, the Cimarron ReviewThe Normal School, and Copper Nickel. She has a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2014 and a Special Mention in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology.

Hear us talk with Kate about her role at the magazine, how working at TMR has influenced her own prose, the way Kate balances life as a writer and also an editor, and, perhaps most importantly, her opinion on cake versus pie.

Interview conducted by Audio Editors Bailey Boyd and Traci Cox, and Audio Interns Bennett Jacobs, Kelsey Hurwitz, Sarah Beard, and Emily Standlee. 


TMR Soundbooth Podcast: Poet Christopher Citro

This week on The Missouri Review’s Soundbooth Podcast we interview poet Christopher Citro, whose work was featured in our Winter 2016 issue. Chris is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books). His awards include a 2017 Pushcart Prize and the 2015 Poetry Competition at Columbia Journal. Recent and upcoming publications include poetry in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets, Blackbird, The Iowa Review Blog, Mid-American Review, Meridian, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. His creative nonfiction appears in Boulevard, Quarterly West, Passages North,and Colorado Review. Christopher received his MFA from Indiana University and has taught at the University of Kansas, Indiana University, SUNY Oswego, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and The Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, New York where he lives.

Interview conducted by TMR Audio Editor Traci Cox and edited by Audio Intern Emily Standlee.

Citizen Jane Film Festival Interview – Erica Fae

This week The Missouri Review offers an interview with director and actor Erica Fae. We interviewed her after her film, To Keep the Light, showed at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in November.


The movie began after Erica began researching female lighthouse keepers and the role they have played when male family members became too sick to maintain the lighthouse. To Keep the Light is an examination of the perseverance and lack of recognition that women often receive. The film follows Abbie, the wife of a lighthouse keeper, as she fights to maintain the building when her husband is unable to tend to it.


Interview conducted by James Dolezal.

Citizen Jane Audio Interview – Amanda Pflieger

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast we’re featuring filmmaker Amanda Pflieger. Amanda Pflieger is a Chicago-based film producer who worked on Animals in 2014, and more recently on The View From Tall, a coming-of-age drama set in the aftermath of a 17-year-old girl’s affair with her high school English teacher. In our interview we discuss Amanda’s history as an independent film producer, how she become involved in The View From Tall, and some of the details behind the film’s production.

Interview conducted by Will Moore.