Dr. Carla Della Gatta guested on Shakespeare Hour LIVE! podcast. The panel visits the most ambitious of Shakespeare musical adaptations: WEST SIDE STORY. Beloved since its Broadway debut in 1957, WEST SIDE STORY continues to gain interest, with major motion picture slated to release in 2021. The guests explore all Read more…
Depending on who you talk to, The Godfather is either a story of an “aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son” or, the “greatest gangster film of all time.”
We discuss why the film is still watched … and loved almost 50 years later.
Listen as host Erroll Southers discusses the first of the trilogy, The Godfather, with Carla Della Gatta, Aubrey Hicks, and Jonathan Schwartz.
This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.
The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.
October 2018 brought us RBG, the documentary about the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now we have On the Basis of Sex, a biopic starring Felicity Jones as this iconic leader in the fight for gender equality and justice under the law. The film is directed by Mimi Leder. Read more…
Our nerd quotient is rising with the discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Listen now to our nerdy discussion of the continuing saga of Luke, Leia, Kylo, Rey, Poe, Finn, and new characters we meet along the way.
Wonder Woman is finally on the big screen!
After dozens of superhero films, has director Patty Jenkins revitalized the DC universe with this superheroine? Amid all the “rep-sweats,” did the film do justice to this classic comic heroine? Why is this film so important? What do we think of the women-only showings at Alamo Drafthouse? Did we enjoy this film?
Get Out follows a young African-American photographer on a visit to his white girlfriend’s parents’ home. The tag line sums up the deep horror of the film, “Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.” The film is funny, scary, and has sparked conversations (and even a viral challenge) throughout the country.
Find out what we think …