Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Fiona Ng, Jerry Gorin, Sonata Lee Narcisse
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Friday, July 26, 2013
Topic: Survey says relationship between religious beliefs and politics is shifting fast among young people
Guest: Morley Winograd, Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. Co-author of Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America
Topic: Should for-profit colleges be allowed to compete in Division I sports?
Guest: Brian Mueller, President and CEO of Grand Canyon University in Arizona
Guest: Barmak Nassirian, policy analyst with American Association of State Colleges and Universities
12:06 – 12:40
Topic: Filmweek: The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being and more: Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major review this week’s releases, including The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Guest: Tim Cogshell, film critic, KPCC, Alt Film Guide
Guest: Wade Major, film critic, KPCC, boxoffice.com
12:40 – 1:00
Topic: Restaging violence: A Q&A with “The Act of Killing” director Joshua Oppenheimer
The documentary “The Act of Killing” looks at a bloody chapter of Indonesian history that is seldom discussed outside of the country. Starting in 1965, paramilitary groups that would eventually put General Suharto in power systematically murdered an estimated half-a-million people who were considered communists--which a lot of times meant ethnic Chinese and anyone the coup deemed an enemy. These death squads also enlisted common thugs and local gangsters to carry out its dirty work. In “The Act of Killing,” first-time director Joshua Oppenheimer follows a few of these so-called “theater gangsters” who participated in the mass murder and who talked shamelessly about what they did and how they did what they did. Their recollection went beyond verbal descriptions; Oppenheimer had the men re-enact and restaged the killings in any movie genre--Westerns, gangster films, musicals--they chose. The resulting scenes are as disturbing as they are absurd.
Guest: Joshua Oppenheimer, director of “The Act of Killing.” Backup: 323 828 2424 (PR: James Lewis)
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