Episode 23: Paris, Texas

Fresh Perspective is a bi-weekly podcast where we talk about two films based on a movie related theme. This time we talk about two films that are about America through the lens of non-American filmmakers. Part One we talked about British Director Andrea Arnold's "American Honey", and for episode 23 we discuss German director Wim Wenders' "Paris Texas" (1984) with guest host Jim Laczkowski, Now Playing Network (http://nowplayingnetwork.net) founder/coordinator, and Voices & Visions (http://voicesvisions.net) podcast host.

Next, we explore the movie genre, MUSICALS, with two films on two ends of the spectrum, starting with the classic "Singin' In The Rain" (1952) directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly with guest hosts Brian Thompson and Shay Filer (co-hosts of the new podcast to the Now Playing Network "Drinking at the Movies" starting this August). And then we talk about the more recent musical "Once" (2007) directed by John Carney. The great Collin Souter guest hosts. Collin is a frequent guest host on our podcast along with many others on the Now Playing Network. Movie critic on RogerEbert.com, WGN radio, and filmmaker.

James Laczkowski