The Farewell and The Irishman are two movies that couldn’t be more different, yet thematically they share a common bond. The meaning of life and death, are intertwined in both stories, and this week Jim and Teal take a close look at both movies.
But first, Jim begins the podcast with a tribute to a few Hollywood notables who passed in 2019 that he and Teal had not previously acknowledged. Two of these artists have some personal ties to both Jim and Teal. The first is actor Seymour Cassel, who Jim and Teal both worked with on the 1992 independent feature, In The Soup. And then next they talk about legendary documentary filmmaker, D.A. Pennebaker, who Teal worked with on Depeche Mode: 101.