We talk to a film professor about the movies that are so bad that they’re good. Then a sociology professor and author of a book about social infrastructure defends public gathering places, especially libraries, which are drawing attacks from conservative groups across the country for sharing certain books.
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Why viewers like bad, low-budget movies
The movie “Cocaine Bear” is the latest example of a low budget movie to draw commercial success. A film professor who teaches on “trash cinema” joins us to explore why viewers like movies that don’t fit traditional Hollywood standards.
The case for shared public spaces
We talk about the value of third spaces — such as libraries and other venues where people can gather — in the health of our social infrastructure.
- Lee Rayburn Host
- Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
- Lorin Cox Producer
- Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest
- Eric Klinenberg Guest
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