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In this special bonus episode of Couch Trip Cinema, I explain where the show has been during our hiatus and what to expect now that we’re back.

Wow. What a year. COVID, protests, murder hornets, what? There’s still a few months left in 2020… they’ll make a comeback. Needless to say, this has been like nothing we’ve ever seen before. My hope is that you’re doing well and getting through this — and watching lots of movies.

We’ve missed you! We’ve missed talking about movies, talking to filmmakers, listening to THEM talk about movies. But we’re BACK… or we will be back starting August 18th. More on that in a bit.

First, we wanted to let you know that we had to take this break… this hiatus was intentional.

Oddly enough, we had just regrouped and were ready to release a fantastic conversation with actress and filmmaker Brea Grant (Friday Night Lights, Dexter) when the protests (in response to the tragic and untimely murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor) were peaking. We felt it best to be silent and give someone else the mic, let other voices fill up the bandwidth.

It was important to us to take this time and listen.

So there is no misunderstanding, we at Couch Trip Cinema believe in and support the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement. We felt that there were more important things to talk about and more important, previously silent, voices that needed to be heard. So we took a break, planning to return when the time seemed right. And while there remain very important conversations to be had in this country and in our communities, we believe in the unifying and healing power of art and cinema.

So, we’re back!

We are THRILLED to finally release the fantastic conversation with Brea Grant on TUESDAY AUGUST 18th. And talk about timing… her two films 12 HOUR SHIFT and LUCKY are both having their premieres at the incredible Fantasia Film Festival (August 20th – September 2nd, 2020).

From then on, we will be releasing interviews once a month (on the third Tuesday of the month). We have some great conversations upcoming in the months ahead, including a wonderful two-parter with legendary screenwriter David Hayter (Watchmen, Xmen, X2, Wolves).

Our listener favorite, CineBytes, will be released from time to time as bonus content, just not on a regular schedule. You won’t know when this bonus content is coming. That’s what makes it fun! But if you follow Couch Trip Cinema on our social media channels (couchtripcinema on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), you’ll be the first to know when a new bonus episode drops. You’ll also get bonus interview and behind-the-scenes content not available anywhere else.

So, thank you all for your continued support; apologies for the fits and starts. We’re good now, promise. Remember to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Don’t forget to come back on August 18th for my can’t miss conversation with the remarkable talent Brea Grant. 


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