Back of the Theater Podcast

Well, not nothing.  We talk about some stuff.  We debate the virtue of being on time & Hans reports from a film screening.  We also talk childbirth.  Email us at

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We start the show with a discussion about the controversy stirred by comedian Hannibal Buress and his jokes about Bill Cosby's image.  We discuss Cosby's thoughts on Black America.  We read some fan email and discuss some upcoming films.  Like us on facebook.

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Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker from Dallas, Texas currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Gary’s work confronts traditional notions surrounding representation and identity through film and performance while positing the concept of Black female subjectivity as a point of entry. Gary is a graduate of the Social Documentary Filmmaking MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO has screened at Frameline Film Festival, Toronto InsideOut Film Festival, and received the audience award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is currently in production on her first feature film The Evidence of Things Not Seen, an experimental autobiographical documentary which explores notions of the self, Black American religious traditions, trauma, family, nostalgia and psychoanalysis.

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We start the show with an in depth discussion of the HBO series True Detective and the themes of the show.  We play some audio from Raven-Symone's interview with Oprah where she declares herself only an "American".  Oh yea, we also argue about religion.  Again.  Email us at

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We kick around a few stories. NYC Film Fest. Lord Jamar. TLC & Tribe Called Quest.  Menelek tries to be a DJ and Hans talks about the joy of parenting.  Email us at

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