Podcast: The Old Man & The Gun feat. David Lowery + Sorry To Bother You
In this episode, we welcome David Lowery - director of Pete's Dragon and A Ghost Story - on to the podcast to talk about his latest film The Old Man and the Gun. We also chat about Boots Riley's startling debut Sorry to Bother You.
David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Ain't Them Bodies Saints) brings the heist genre to a human level, with this tale of a senior citizen bank robber, played by Hollywood royalty Robert Redford. Redford's bank robber has all the charm and warmth we've come to expect across his seven decades in film. Keeping pace with him we’ve also got Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck as the cop tasked with tracking the “Over the Hill Gang”
In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. An absurdist film that savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, surprising trip that’s left American audiences baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts
Discussing the film this week are Ella Kemp, Steven Ryder and Jake Cunningham.