Citizen Dame

The podcast for feminists who love film, brought to you by two female critics who want to broaden the conversation.

Episode 126: The Dames Go West

The Dames discuss the Most American Genre: the Western! This episode includes:

  • The history of the Western
  • Western tropes
  • Subgenres galore!
  • The weird relationship between Japan and the American Western
  • Why The Searchers is really good and also really not-good
  • Blazing Saddles!
  • And Johnny Guitar's challenge against toxic masculinity

Episode 122: The Baby Yoda Show!

This week, the Dames discuss the most important topics, including:

Plus: Listener questions!

Episode 120: The Dames Undergo Emotional Whiplash

This week, the Dames discuss any manner of bad (and good!) things, including the return (sigh) of the Garbage Men:

Plus Listener Questions and What We've Been Watching!

Episode 118: Studio Dames

The Dames are covering the Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood this week, including:
  • The Big Five
  • The Paramount Case and anti-trust laws (1948)
  • The 1950s and the further decline of the system into the independent era
  • Important genres: film noir, horror, melodrama, prestige pictures
  • Star personas! 
  • Female filmmakers during the system
  • Some lesser known essentials of the era
 

Episode 116: Silent Dames

The Dames return to cover the history of early and silent cinema, why it's so important, and how women basically did everything first. 

  • The birth of motion pictures and the Silent Film era 
  • Lumieres vs. Melies
  • The development of the mobile camera and continuity narrative
  • Different film industries and influences (Hollywood, Weimar cinema/expressionism, etc.) - how techniques, images, themes, etc. continue to influence filmmaking TODAY
  • Early female filmmakers and artists, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Frances Marion, Mary Pickford, Lotte Reiniger, Marion E. Wong, and Lois Weber. 
 

Episode 115: Feminist Film Criticism

Posted by citizendame in Guests, podcast, feminist film critics

We're back this week with our dear friend Kimberly Pierce! This week, the Dames are discussing:

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Episode 114: Dame Criticism

The Dames discuss the meaning and background of Film Theory and Criticism. Plus listener questions and a Very Special Contest announcement!

Further reading:

For Next Week:

To enter the Criterion Contest, send an email with subject line Criterion to: citizendamepod@gmail.com
 
Or a Twitter DM to: @citizendamepod
 

Episode 112: Dame Noir

This week, the Dames take some time out to discuss the many ins and outs of film noir and the Columbia Noir collection on the Criterion Channel, including:

  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • The Sniper
  • Pushover
  • My Name is Julia Ross
  • How hot is Rita Hayworth?!
  • And why Fred MacMurray is the worst. 

Plus, a tribute to the awesomeness that is Honor Blackman.

Episode 110: Don’t Go There

The Dames continue their quarantine episodes with discussions of fun things, like:

  • Netflix's Tiger King
  • Kino Marquee and supporting your local arthouse cinema
  • More Women's History Month shenanigans
  • And favorite isolation movies!

You can access Kino Marquee via your local arthouse or go here: https://www.kinolorber.com/film/bacurau#playdates

Episode 108: The Dame Vanishes

The good thing about having a podcast is you can social distance and still record! Everything is scary, but there things that happened this week that are actually good. 

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