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Half-Blaked: Character Study: Nina Sayers

How is an overprotected ballerina on the brink of a major career coup like an up-and-coming director with a huge debut thriller on her hands? It’s not a riddle — it’s the topic of today’s episode with Chloe Okuno, director of the brand new movie WATCHER. She’s talking about how she sees herself in Natalie Portman’s Nina Sayers in BLACK SWAN.

Then, it’s even more women on the brink with Jordan’s one quick thing about LUX ÆTERNA, one of Gaspar Noe’s new films.


With Jordan Crucchiola and Chloe Okuno

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  • Chloe Okuno

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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