Cultural Cachet:

Did Christopher

Nolan Gaslight Us?

Hosted by Amanda Long & Julia Dyer 

Movie theaters are back! A full year after the release of Tenet – Christopher Nolan’s eleventh feature film. The film that was supposed to mark the grand re-opening of theaters nation wide. Alas, Christopher Nolan was not able to single-handedly save movie theaters in 2020. So why did Tenet flop? In this episode, Amanda and Julia break down some of the factors that caused Tenet to under-perform. And they discuss their ideas on how to process art that is challenging. What is the line between artistic ambiguity and nonsense? What purpose does Tenet serve, and who is it for?

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