Episode 85: The Harder They Fall

Welcome To The Party Pal celebrates the 2021 Revisionist Western film The Harder The Fall, directed by Jeymes Samuel, who co-wrote the screenplay with Boaz Yakin. The film stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, and Deon Cole. It is one of few Westerns whose principal cast members are all Black. Although a fictional film, its characters are based on real cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws of the 19th-century American West. In this episode hosts Michael Shields and Mitch Lucas tip their black cowboy hat to the extraordinary cast assembled for the film, the stunning directorial debut of Jeymes Samuel, the untraditional music employed throughout the Western, the lying in wait surprise ending, and much, much more.


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