Discussing movies with small town themes with Davis Rivera and with thanks to our contributors from around the world: Astrid (Poland), Lachlan (Australia), Betsy (United States), Natalie (England), Chanan (Israel), Rachael (Australia), Anne-Marie (Australia).
These are the four films discussed and credits for the music excerpts used within these reviews
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
‘The Tullymore Polka’ by Shaun Davey
‘Michael’s Ride’ by Shaun Davey
Buffalo 66 (1998)
‘Lonely Boy’ by Vincent Gallo
‘Heart of the Sunrise’ by Yes
Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael (1990)
‘Don’t Look at Me’ by Melissa Etheridge
‘I Will Never Be the Same’ by Melissa Etheridge
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Schubert’s Piano Sonata No.20 in A Major, II. Andantino (D. 959) performed by Jean-Joël Barbier
This podcast also features the song ‘Small Town Christmas’ by Rob Thomas and an excerpt of ‘Tuesday Morning’ by The Pogues.
The Wide Open Air Exchange is an entirely non-monetised project.
Here are trailers for the films followed by an additional viewing list from Davis below
Along with picking Au Hasard Balthazar and Buffalo 66, Davis’ list of honorable mentions for movies set in small towns are:
The Last Picture Show
Films of David Gordon Green/David Lynch
Tex (with Matt Dillon)
It’s a Wonderful Life
Le Quattro Volte