End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday October 13, 2021 (Episode #218)

This week on End Credits, it’s going to be a serious (ish) affair. In the first half of the show we’re going to go local and talk about the upcoming Guelph-based documentary film festival with one of the featured filmmakers. In the second half of the show, we’re going to review a new movie that has a very specific title that is not a hint about what this movie is actually about.

This Wednesday, October 13, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

INTERVIEW: Everett Bumstead, director of One Million Trees. The Guelph Film Festival begins on November 5, so for the next several weeks we will highlight some of the films and filmmakers. We begin by having a conversation with Everett Bumstead, who’s film One Million Trees chronicles the characters who make their living planting trees in parts of northern B.C. and Alberta. What kind of people are they, and how did Bumstead get to know them?

REVIEW: The Card Counter (2021). There are a lot of great movies about playing cards, but this is not one of them. That’s not to say that the new film from Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader isn’t a good movie, it’s just not a movie about playing cards like the name implies. Oscar Isaac plays a former U.S. Army soldier who took the fall for the torture of detainees during the Iraq War. When he meets a kindred spirit, he tries to show the kid a path to the zen-like experience of professional gambling, but can playing cards quell one’s desire for revenge?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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