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Apr 11, 2023 The Lever
Rivka and Frank discuss the politics of the 1974 neo-noir classic Chinatown.
🎧 MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Chinatown (w/ Julia Rock)

On this week’s Movies vs. Capitalism, Rivka and Frank are joined by The Lever’s Julia Rock for a conversation about the 1974 neo-noir classic Chinatown.

The group unpacks the film’s near-perfect politics regarding institutional corruption, LA’s history of gentrification and real estate expropriation, and finally figures out what the “Chinatown” metaphor actually means.

Rivka and Frank also air out their grievances with the new trailer for Barbie, and discuss how Donald Trump’s indictment may not be the solution to all of America’s problems.

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

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