061 RS Podcast Tarkovsky, Part 1, Stalker

We all have cinematic blindspots, films we haven’t seen that are famous and that have influenced so much of the cinema we love. Reel Spirituality Podcast regulars, Matthew Aughtry, A.C. Neel, Jonathan Stoner and host Elijah Davidson decided to correct at least one of those blindspots together.

On this and the following two Reel Spiritualty Podcasts, we’re focusing on the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. On this first episode, we watch and then immediately discuss Tarkovsky’s Stalker, an enigmatic science-fiction film about three men heading into the Zone to get their wishes granted.

The following two episodes in this series will focus on Andrei Rublev and Mirror. We encourage you to watch the films beforehand, preferably with others, and then discuss them together afterwards. The discussion often proves as enlightening and formative as the films themselves.

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