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114 min • Andrew Dominik’s contentious new film Blonde, an ahistorical biopic anti-fantasy about Marilyn Monroe, provides plenty of fodder for a lively discussion about the film and the legendary actress at its center. We take a deep dive into many of Marilyn’s movies, her status as an icon of cinema and of womanhood, and why so many people still feel so passionately about her after all these years.

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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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