For September’s online edition of MK3D, Mark invites four fascinating guests on the show.
In response to a question from the virtual audience Mark looks ahead to the BFI London Film Festival (7 to 18 October 2020). As excited as Mark is for Steve McQueen’s opening film Mangrove and Francis Lee’s closing film Ammonite, he equally looks forward to stumbling upon unknown gems. Find out about Mark’s LFF experience in our next episode, out on 19 October.
Mark’s first guest is Be Manzini, founder of Caramel Film Club and trailblazing ‘film poet’. They talk about Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency (2019), and Be recites her poetic response to the film. Based on real life events, Clemency follows the interweaving lives of the prison warden and her prisoner, an innocent man kept on death row for 22 years, and portrays the devastating effects of America’s death penalty system. Concluding with a look back on his illustrious career, Be pays an equally poignant poetical tribute to the late, great Chadwick Boseman.
Next up, Mark welcomes composer Segun Akinola to the screen. The two musicians get excited about tambourines and track Segun’s career. From Shola Amoo’s The Last Tree to the latest series of Doctor Who, there’s lots to unpack! Finally, you can find out what Segun thinks of Mark’s bass playing…
The final guests are writer-director Rose Glass and actor Morfydd Clark, who recently collaborated on Saint Maud. In this psychological horror a devout Christian nurse comes to believe that she must save the soul of her patient. Morfydd explains how she approached the titular role of Maud, and Rose talks about how she developed this sinister story.
To celebrate Chadwick Boseman Mark treats us to a clip of Chadwick’s role as James Brown in Get On Up (2014) for this show’s concluding musical moment.