2019 Festival Dispatch #2 Show Notes

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The second 2019 festival dispatch of the Catalyst and Witness podcast, devoted to exploring the films and format of the New York Film Festival, hosted by Ryan Swen. This covers the first half of the 2019 New York Film Festival, and features guests Forrest Cardamenis, Lena Houst, Jake Pitre, and Etan Weisfogel.

0:00-57:26 – Part One
57:27-1:49:38 – Part Two

[Two phrases in the Bacurau discussion were redacted to avoid substantial spoilers.]


  • Hosted by Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Guests: Forrest Cardamenis, Lena Houst, Jake Pitre, Etan Weisfogel
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, New York City, and Montreal on Zoom H4N and Behringer Microphones and MacBook GarageBand and Audacity and iPhone, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Recorded October 4, 2019
  • Released October 12, 2019
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • GoodFellas
    • Old Joy
    • Nocturama

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