Episode 163: ‘Volver’ with ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Writer & Director Channing Godfrey Peoples

Episode 163

17th December 2020

Writer and director Channing Godfrey Peoples joins host Katie Walsh to discuss writing in a Texan dialect, portraying her hometown, and stories about women.

Episode notes


Katie Walsh returns to take over hosting duties this week, and she is joined by the truly talented filmmaker, Channing Godfrey Peoples. The movie that Channing has chosen to discuss is Pedro Almodóvar’s classic, Volver. Channing elaborates on the relationship between Almodóvar’s film and her latest, Miss Juneteenth. She explains how both movies are about the struggles of women and the work that women do in order to survive. Channing also chats about the writing of her film, how it was written in a Texan dialect, and how there are specific differences between the way people talk in Fort Worth and Houston. And lastly, Channing covers the importance of naming her film Miss Juneteenth.

You can watch Miss Juneteenth on VOD now.

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If you haven’t seen Volver – c’mon, you gotta.

With Katie Walsh and Channing Godfrey Peoples.

In this episode...

Katie Walsh



  • Channing Godfrey Peoples

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Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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