Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Let the Note-taking Begin! Maisie Williams’ ‘Frank Film Club’ Pops off With “Rocks”

The tightly fitted snoring quarters of editing bays may have a speaker on the wall to the running commentary of film students over the midnight deadline click. However, White Walker spearing Maisie Williams is eager to break it down into popcorn-sized bites.

Twenty-five minutes exactly to get the kernel ripe and crunchy as each episode for the Frank Film Club podcast brings together four women in the industry; Williams herself alongside Lowri Roberts (filmmaker), Chloe Culpin (producer), and Hannah Marie Williams (casting director). Analyzing everything from lovey-dovey rom-coms stretched across the big screen to those boring foreign films slotted into a four-wheeler VHS player by a sophisticated sub teacher.

“Rocks” is first up for note-taking, initially sighted in 2019, and now lurking on Netflix. This coming of age takes one around the sights of East London as a schoolgirl learns to look after both herself and her younger brother after being left astray by their mother. 

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“I feel like when you do open casting, and you go into these groups and communities, that’s an honest reflection of what London is…It’s a rewatch. I will keep recommending this movie to people and keep watching it. It will always symbolise girlhood for me,” Williams said. 

Season 1 will feature the 411s on Pixar’s Soul, Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You, Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise, and many more. Join in on the Frank Film Club chat through either Apple or Spotify on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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Rachel
Joining the Nerds and Beyond team back in February 2019, Rachel Finucane graduated university with a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) majoring in Screen Arts. She’s been passionate about all things television and film-related since penning her first Neighbours fanfiction aged twelve, before inevitably taking that pen to dabble in fashion, sports, and music. She can be spotted on Twitter at @rachelfinucane_.

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