Familiar Days: The Prescience of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Strange Days”

Back for his second episode of The NetFlakes Podcast, we welcome filmmaker Edward Platero to help guide us through Kathryn Bigelow’s prescient 1995 sci-fi thriller, Strange Days.

Twenty years later, the themes of virtual reality, technological ethics, and racially-charged tension with police all ring just as true now as they ever have.

We also celebrate Angela Bassett’s Macey, the background-to-foreground protagonist whose ass-kicking is so inspiring it leads to riots and eventually a hope for racial harmony.

Links

  • Edward’s video for the Jack Richardson London Music Awards, featuring a heap of London’s local musicians:

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