Today, Ian catches up with indefatigable Chicago film critic Leo Brady, who recently returned from the nine-day cinema cyclone known as South By Southwest! Leo and his wife, Christina, run A Movie Guy.com, and over the course of a very long week, they screened dozens of movies and conducted several red carpet interviews and sit-down conversations with filmmakers. Leo talks to Ian about the experience of SXSW from the perspective of an out-of-town critic, and what it takes to provide wall-to-wall coverage that’s as close to live as possible without the infrastructure of a powerful media outlet.
Also, Ian recommends another SXSW-centric chat Leo did with You’ll Probably Agree, which you can find on YouTube. It’s more film-centric than this episode, and just as enjoyable.