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1:55:27 We spend the first 20 min of this month’s show discussing the Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney lawsuit and its potential ramifications on film exhibition, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the future of movie stars playing fictional characters with pre-existing fanbases. Then we dive deep into a topic Ian, Ivy, Ned and Alissa all agree on—the love of Jim Henson and films he produced, directed, and contributed to; as well as how the craft of cinematic puppetry has lived on long beyond Henson’s death.

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The Brattle Film Podcast is the official podcast of Boston’s unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Join Ivy, Ned, Alissa, and Ian as they discuss the latest virtual and theatrical releases, festival programming, upcoming series, Brattle news, and more, every month on The Brattle Film Podcast. Comments, questions, and feedback always welcome at

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