High and Low (Brow) – Series 4 Episode 2 – For the Birds
And we’re back! This time we come at you from Pepin, WI, the home of the Flyway Film Festival. While we’ve posted several interviews so far, including the fantastic Jittering with James series, but this episode of High and Low (Brow) might be our most anticipated, thanks to guest stars Angela Fabbrini (Film Confessional Podcast) and Jay Cheel (Film Junk & The Documentary Blog).
This episodes theme, For the Birds, was picked just for the Flyway Film Festival as it got its name from Pepin, WI being on the primary migratory path (called flyways) in North America. First up for review is the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill which follows the exploits of a wild flock of parrots roaming around San Francisco and the eccentric man who has devoted his life to studying them. Next up is the British classic Kes from director Ken Loach. It is one of Great Britain’s most beloved children’s classics, but you know as well as I do that doesn’t mean we’ll have anything nice to say about it.
Be sure to stay for our selection show, as Angela is on the hook for coming up with next episode’s them, while Jay has the challenge of selecting the films for us to watch. Oh yeah, and somewhere in this show, Jay and I might finally go head to head about a couple of films people have been hoping we’d talk about. Those being Compliance and The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Make no mistake about it, this is the episode that you’ve all been waiting for.
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