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Film Composing Is A Dance For Tamar-kali

Composer Tamar-kali attends 2020 Sundance Film Festival -
Composer Tamar-kali attends 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "The Assistant" Premiere at The Marc Theatre on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah.
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On today's show:

A Film Composer With Hard Rock Roots

(Starts at 7:45)

The Brooklyn-based film composer Tamar-kali has had a busy year so far. Three films featuring her music played at the Sundance Film Festival back in January — Dee Rees’ “The Last Thing He Wanted," Josephine Decker’s film “Shirley," and Kitty Green’s “The Assistant." And it’s all because back in 2017, director Dee Rees took a chance on her. Before that, Tamar-kali was playing in a hard rock band and an experimental string ensemble. Tamar-kali spoke with The Frame about making the transition into film composing.

Want Some Spiritual Guidance With Your 'Ride'?

(Starts at 18:45)

In "The Ride," a short-form series that premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Linas Phillips plays a rideshare driver with a one-star rating. The reason? He dispenses spiritual advice to his passengers, whether they're interested in it or not. The series was inspired by Phillips' real-life experiences as a Lyft driver in Los Angeles, trying to get his bearings after a breakup.

What Comes Next After The Weinstein Verdict?

(Starts at :45)

A New York jury found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault this week. How will the entertainment industry evolve in the wake of his trial?  Women and Hollywood founder Melissa Silverstein joins The Frame for a discussion about what's shifted since the allegations against Weinstein first came to light, and what still needs to still needs to change in Hollywood and the culture more broadly.