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IndieSponge Episode 5 – Tenet, Spike Lee, Derek Cianfrance & Ari Aster/Lars Knudsen on Save the Green Planet!

On this week’s episode of IndieSponge, Kevin Jagernauth and I talk about Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and the difficult decision making process in opening films during the pandemic with  and the easier process that Netflix will have in the upcoming June release for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. We look at the third Thai cave project in the pipeline with Ron Howard boarding the MGM backed Thirteen Lives, we discuss Derek Cianfrance’s output deal with HBO and finally, we dig into Square Peg’s Ari Aster and Lars Knudsen joining forces with CJ Entertainment for the English-language remake of Save the Green Planet!. Thanks for checking out our COVID-19 edition of IndieSponge.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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