Jenni Olson is the director of the new film, The Royal Road. She describes the film as a cinematic essay, and it’s structure is simple: patient static shots of urban California landscapes captured on 16 mm film, and a voiceover narration written and spoken by Jenni. In her narration we hear confessional tales of desire and rejection, the history of the Spanish Colonization in California, and musings on everything from butch identity and nostalgia to Alfred Hitchcock’s vertigo.
The Royal Road just started it’s run at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, where it’s playing through November 5th.
Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st… | watch
LA-based singer songwriter Willa Amai is a superb young talent and the protegée to legendary songwriter Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). With extensive critical praise ahead of the release of her debut record, it’s no surprise that Amai delivers a stunning solo performance here for BTR Live Studio at… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
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