Kali Reis is a champion boxer, but as she shares in this interview, she has always been “boxing for a cause” — in particular, that of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. In her feature debut, ‘Catch the Fair One’ (directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka), she plays a woman whose world is shaken when her sister goes missing. Reis, who is of Wampanoag and Cape Verdean heritage, brings us a character with much different problems, but whose physicality, sense of humor, and deeply felt emotions, have been making Kali feel seen: Rue Bennett from HBO’s Euphoria.
Then, Jordan has one quick thing to say about Death on the Nile. Champagne, anyone?
About the show
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.