Viva Pod Vegas #019 – War Pony (2022)
We’re taking a quick pit stop from our regularly scheduled Elvis programming to cover his granddaughter Riley Keough’s directorial debut: War Pony! After catching up on Riley Keough News (and one email from a concerned listener seeking our Tickle Me episode), we dive into War Pony to talk about the story behind the movie, the many types of stories that are ready to be told (and are finally getting a chance to be told), and Keough’s confidence as a first-time director (alongside her directorial partner and best friend Gina Gammell). We talk about the similarities we find to American Honey, the nearly overwhelming sense of looming dread throughout the film, and how the film seems to have some Zola vibes. We discuss our favorite scenes and moments, the cozy sense of community on display, and how naturally the film uses music.
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