Today we welcome back our friend, writer and film critic Susannah Gruder. We absolutely loved our last chat with Susannah, and couldn’t wait to have her back. Sue has selected two wonderful and complex films that both came out in 2020, “Nomadland”, a film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film is written, produced, directed, and edited by Chloé Zhao, and stars Frances McDormand. It is a beautifully told story of a woman who lives houslessly after the death of her husband and the loss of her job and town. We also discuss “Shiva Baby”, the debut feature from Emma Seligman, And starring Rachel Sennott. Sennott plays Danielle, a soon to be college graduate, who attendants a shiva along with her family and some very unexpected guests. The film is all about the intersection of food and grief, and we really enjoyed both watching it, and unpacking it with Sue. We hope you enjoy the episode, and we definitely recommend checking out both these films. You can read many of Susannah’s thoughtful and poignant reviews www.reverseshot.org
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