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Ava DuVernay, Origin, The Inventor & High and Low – John Galliano

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Episode notes

This week, acclaimed director Ava DuVernay chats to Simon and Mark about ‘Origin’, her new biographical drama based on the life of the author Isabel Wilkerson who wrote the seminal book ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’, while coping with personal tragedy.

Mark also offers his thoughts on the film, as well as reviewing ‘The Inventor’, a Stephen Fry-starring animation, which imagines Leonardo da Vinci, as he leaves Italy to join the French court, where he can experiment, study and invent freely; and ‘High and Low – John Galliano’, a documentary charting the triumphs and controversies of the legendary and controversial fashion designer.

Plus, Mark and Simon keep us abreast of the cinematic events happening around the country.

Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!):

08:16 High & Low: John Galliano review

20:52 Box Office Top 10

32:52 Ava DuVernay interview

47:29 Origin review

54:55 Laughter Lift

01:03:42 The Inventor review

01:09:09 What’s On

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