Fran Johnson, aka Film Buff Fran, contributor to Keep the Flame Alive Podcast is on to showcase an Olympic-related film.

Episode 190: Film Buff Fran on Foxcatcher

Release Date: May 27, 2021

Category: Film | Movie Club

Film Buff Fran is back for another edition of Movie Club! On this episode we discuss “Foxcatcher,” the 2014 film on the tragic story of wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz, who coached and trained at John du Pont’s Foxcatcher Farms. Steve Carell stars as du Pont, Channing Tatum plays Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo plays Dave Schultz in this highly-nominated film. Did we think as highly of it?

In our conversation, we do talk about the book that inspired this movie. If you missed our book club conversation, find it here.

What are our TKFLASTANIs up to this week? We’ve got news from:

Due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, we’re having a shorter show this week; however, the news from Tokyo 2020 has been the same: More calls for cancellation while the Organizing Committee goes full steam ahead. That said, Japan’s vaccination rate continues to climb — slowly, but it’s definitely increasing. Will that upward movement be too little, too late? Wait….do we have a vaxnovella on our hands??

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