Film Club discussion: small town movies

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).

Listen to the film club discussion using the audio player above or by accessing the podcast from your preferred podcast platform such as iTunes or Stitcher.

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.

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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)

House Party

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sling Blade

Le Quattro Volte


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