Podcast: On the Basis of Sex + Capernaum | feat. Armie Hammer
On this week’s episode of the Curzon Film Podcast we're joined by Hollywood A-lister, Armie Hammer, who talks to us about his new film On the Basis of Sex, and we discuss the BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Capernaum.
We begin with Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum, a Lebanese film set on the streets of Beirut where a world-weary 12 year old, Zain, sues his parents for bringing him into such a hopeless existence. A gritty and authentic film, it is touted as a modern day Bicycle Thieves, telling a harrowing story of endurance that still manages to find hope in the darkest of situations.
Read our interview with Nadine Labaki here.
We then hear from the irresistibly charming Armie Hammer, star of one of Curzon’s favourite films of recent years, Call Me By Your Name. He joins us to talk about the impact of the MeToo and TimesUp movements, good husband goals, and his new film, On the Basis of Sex, a biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsberg that charts the formative years of her ongoing battle for gender equality in the United States. Felicity Jones plays the Supreme Court Justice known to many simply as RBG, and Hammer plays Martin Ginsberg, supportive husband to Ruth and an all round stand up guy.
Discussing the films this week are Kelly Powell, Sam Howlett, Jake Cunningham and Ella Kemp
On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, plays on our screens from Friday 22 February
Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum plays on our screens from Friday 22 February