Erin go bragh, listeners! For Saint Patrick’s Day this year, we found our own Saint Patrick – acclaimed Chicago film critic Patrick McDonald – and brought him on to help us talk about 2014’s animated Song of the Sea! Tomm Moore’s followup to his 2009 masterpiece The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea draws upon the Celtic myth of the ‘selkie,’ a mischievous seal-like nymph, to tell the story of a lost boy looking for his mute selkie sister. From its incredible animation style to its mythic storytelling, you should check it out (especially if you’ve got Amazon Prime). Take a listen and scope out our custom cocktail and drinking game!
LISTEN HERE OR DOWNLOAD:
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
RULES FOR SONG OF THE SEA:
- Any time you hear the word ‘selkie’ or see a seal
- Whenever a new song starts
- Every time a shot consists of a large circle center in the frame
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Bronagh says to Ben, “My son, remember me in your stories and in your songs.”
Join us next week as we look at the Canadian existential cult comedy Nothing!