Jim Hemphill Talks with Lea Thompson (The Year of Spectacular Men) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Jim Hemphill sits down with his friend and former collaborator Lea Thompson as her directorial debut world premieres at L.A. Film Festival.

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, writer-director and frequent Talkhouse contributor Jim Hemphill sits down with Lea Thompson, whose feature directorial debut, The Year of Spectacular Men, has its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16. The two old friends talk about her new movie, collaborating on Jim’s film The Trouble About the Truth, Lea’s memories of working on Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful and All the Right Moves (which includes a frank discussion of her and Tom Cruise’s nudity!), sexism in Hollywood, Jim’s lack of prowess as an actor, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode recorded by Susan Valot and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi; the Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.

Jim Hemphill is the writer and director of the award-winning film The Trouble With the Truth, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and other platforms. He has written about movies and television for Filmmaker magazine, American Cinematographer and Film Comment, and is the author of The Art and Craft of TV Directing: Conversations with Episodic Television Directors. He also serves as a film historian at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has contributed audio commentaries to DVDs and Blu-rays for Indicator, Shout Factory, the BFI, and other home video labels. His website is www.jimhemphillfilms.com.