The Film Comment Podcast: The Summer of 2001
This week on the podcast we head back to the summer of 2001. These days, the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop has become a way of life, though at the time that summer, we were blithely seeing movies without knowing what was to come. It was the year of Mulholland Drive but also of Rush Hour 2, a year of shifting gears into a new decade, and a formative time for many of us at the magazine. In our free and easy late-summer discussion, we’ve tried to capture what was special about the movies we were seeing at that moment, even though some of us can’t believe the movies we were seeing at that moment. For this trip down memory lane, I was joined by Aliza Ma, head programmer at Metrograph in New York, and Michael Koresky, the editorial and creative director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.