Larry starts the pod with a replay of a lovely conversation with his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, on the history and impact of the classic song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” He’s then joined by legendary director and producer Reggie Hudlin to discuss his new holiday film Candy Cane Lane, streaming on Amazon Prime, and give flowers to its star, Eddie Murphy (17:23). They then examine the process of casting a great movie, societies post-pandemic movie-going habits, and the state of the cinema industry (43:16). Finally, Larry and Reggie end the pod by talking about the challenges within storytelling for adults and the art of being a creative executive before sharing their lists of favorite Christmas specials (56:02).
Host: Larry Wilmore
Guest: Reginald Hudlin
Associate Producer: Chris Sutton