This week on End Credits we’ve got some big movies. For the review, we’re looking at a big space opera that might just demand the big screen treatment if you haven’t been back to the theatre yet. Before that, we will talk to the director of an expansive new documentary that touches on matters of social justice, health and welfare that’s coming to the Guelph Film Festival.
This Wednesday, October 27, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
INTERVIEW: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, director of Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy. This summer, the demands for action on Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples reached a fever pitch after the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools. But what about the living? The Kainai First Nation in Alberta has been hit hard by the overdose crisis, and community leaders have been trying to find innovative ways to help. Actor and director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers joins us to talk about chronicling those sometimes personal struggles.
REVIEW: Dune (2021). Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic has been called unfilmable, but they also once said that you can’t make sequel to Blade Runner, and Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve conquered that challenge too. Timothée Chalamet leads a dream cast into the deserts of the far off planet Arrakis, home to the most profitable substance in the universe, spice, which makes interstellar space travel possible. Paul Atreides has a great destiny in front of him, and a potential part two for his story, but is this movie good enough to secure a sequel?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.