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IndieSponge Episode 5 – Tenet, Spike Lee, Derek Cianfrance & Ari Aster/Lars Knudsen on Save the Green Planet!

On this week’s episode of IndieSponge, Kevin Jagernauth and I talk about Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and the difficult decision making process in opening films during the pandemic with  and the easier process that Netflix will have in the upcoming June release for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. We look at the third Thai cave project in the pipeline with Ron Howard boarding the MGM backed Thirteen Lives, we discuss Derek Cianfrance’s output deal with HBO and finally, we dig into Square Peg’s Ari Aster and Lars Knudsen joining forces with CJ Entertainment for the English-language remake of Save the Green Planet!. Thanks for checking out our COVID-19 edition of IndieSponge.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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