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A film still from 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' (2020). Talia Ryder and Sidney Flanigan sit sadly in the waiting room of Planned Parenthood

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

This week we’re joined by one of the hosts of the wonderful podcast ‘Call Your Girlfriend’, writer and editor Ann Friedman. She joins us to discuss the Sundance hit, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, about a Pennsylvania teen having to travel to New York City with her cousin to get an abortion. The conversation that follows is truly engrossing and thoughtful. Two of the people on the podcast even get choked up talking about it. Plus, we reveal the films that affected us most during our Middle School Years for our ‘This Is Your Movie Life!’ segment. We recommend some readily available streaming classic films. And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

Staff Picks:

Ify – Maria Full of Grace
Drea – Free Fire
Alonso – Their Finest
Ann – Romancing the Stone

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ann Friedman.

In this episode...


  • Ann Friedman

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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