125 RS Podcast – Selma, Luke Cage, The Village

On this week’s Reel Spirituality Podcast, we continue our Story and Study segments in earnest by discussing Ava Duvernay’s masterful Selma and the much maligned mosters-coming-from-the-woods suspense/love story from M. Night Shyamalan The Village, respectively. Also, in our Sizzle segment, Chris Lopez shares his thoughts on Netflix’s new, hot series – Luke Cage.


The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ava Duvernay has been interviewed many times on KCRW. All those interviews are collected here.

You can watch and read more of KTLA’s coverage of the death of JR Thomas and the accompanying protests here.

Chris Lopez reads a passage from this book, Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture, and the “War on Terror.”

Here’s the trailer for Selma:

And here’s the Netflix featurette on Luke Cage we pulled some audio from:

The music on this episode includes clips from Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” and an excerpt from James Newton Howard’s beautiful score for The Village. The particular cut is called “The Gravel Road.”

The theme music for our podcast is provided by Matt Lumpkin, whose music can be found here. If you are interested in subscribing to the Reel Spirituality podcast, follow this link to Apple or follow this link to Stitcher.