Femme on Film: Near Dark

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This episode was first published on the Comics in Motion network on 13 April 2022

This episode, Ria and prattle master himself, Spider-Dan, discuss Kathryn Bigelow's first solo directorial film, Near Dark.

Released in 1987, Near Dark is a vampire western that explores family, love and loyalty. Ria and Dan chat about how they discovered the film and how it is the perfect pairing of director and cast. All kneel down to Queen Bigelow!

Welcome to Femme on Film where host Ria Carrogan and a guest chat about films made for women, about women, by women… just awesome lady folk (and those who identify as awesome lady folk) content that has often been unfairly maligned, misunderstood by critics, and are often way ahead of their time and need a revisit. This is a place to discuss all of this, to celebrate female filmmakers and much more!

Here's the link to the Slate article by Tammy Oler mentioned by Ria in the podcast: https://slate.com/culture/2017/10/looking-at-kathryn-bigelows-vampire-western-near-dark-30-years-later.html

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A huge thank you to the Comics in Motion network who has given space to create this podcast. If you would like to come and chat about a film for Femme on Film, drop Ria a message on instagram or via our website.

Intro and outro music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Creators and Guests

Ria Carrogan (she/her)
Ria Carrogan (she/her)
she/her. Femme on Collective producer. Host of Femme on Film, Femme on TV and Hearts and Vaginas. Pop Guerrilla. Smash the patriarchy.
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