Episode 15: Violet Lucca

This week Bill speaks with the film critic Violet Lucca, Digital Editor of Film Comment Magazine and host of The Film Comment Podcast, about her experiences in film culture. Some of the topics discussed include: hybrid documentaries, Vine filmmakers, Nate Parker, DCPs and New York repertory cinemas, identity politics in film criticism, Rotten Tomatoes, prestige television, Film Comment’s relationship to The Film Society Of Lincoln Center, torrents and the myth of availability, the difference between Marvel and DC comic book adaptations, David Lynch, Violet’s forays into filmmaking, protests against animal testing and the potential for violence at Yasujiro Ozu screenings.

Read Violet Lucca in Film Comment:
http://www.filmcomment.com/author/vlucca/

Read Violet Lucca in The Village Voice:
http://www.villagevoice.com/authors/violet-lucca-6355083

Watch Violet Lucca’s video essay on Walerian Borowczyk:
https://vimeo.com/124045120

Read Violet Lucca’s Top 10 list for the 2012 Sight & Sound poll:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/voter/23

Hear Violet Lucca on the Film Comment Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-film-comment-podcast/id1051091555?mt=2