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Auteur Theory

Jul 28, 2019

Auteur Theory has finally returned for our Second Season. We'll start things off at the turn-of-the-century, 1999. Independent film has finally entered the mainstream of American cinema, and opened the door for new voices to make their mark.

One of the most talked-about among them was the subject of this season, Sofia Coppola. She already had the cards stacked against her; being one of the few female directors working in Hollywood, as well as the daughter of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

We're starting this season off with her first feature film as a director, the coming-of-age drama The Virgin Suicides. It's been twenty years since the movie made a big splash on the independent film scene. This week, Nick and Chris are revisiting it with Liz Manning to see if it still has the same fresh, groundbreaking impact it had back then.