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Anya Taylor-Joy in Emma, Striking Out Cancer, and Gavin O’ Conner’s The Way Back Starring Ben Affleck Download

28:53 Download February 28th, 2020

Kristen is joined in studio by Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred in 2015’s The Witch and the M. Night Shymalan films Split and Glass, among others. She’s here promoting her latest film, that Kristen (a lifelong Jane Austen fan) is VERY excited about. Anya plays the title character of Emma, in the new film Emma, based on the Jane Austen classic. The two chat about bees in bonnets, intricate costumes, the comedy throughout, and the film’s amazing supporting cast. Be sure to catch Emma, in theaters NOW. It’s the best adaptation yet!

Then Melissa Demyan, owner of Astra Event Planning joins Kristen to talk about the 4th Annual Striking Out Cancer event happening next Saturday, March 7th from 1 to 4pm at the Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philadelphia. This celebrity bartending event raises funds for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and surprises a cancer patient each year with a trip to Spring Training in Clearwater with the Phillies. This year’s trip recipient is Andy Sealy, who will be headed to Clearwater in March. Hear more about Andy’s story, and incredible outlook, in her podcast Making the Breast of It. Your ticket to Striking Out Cancer buys you appetizers and unlimited drinks with celebrity bartenders, including Kristen Herrmann from BEN-FM, Matt Cord from WMGK, Nicole Michalik from WXTU, Mike Missanelli from WPEN, and Mike Jerrick from Fox 29. There will also be a silent auction with some great prizes and raffle items available. Buy tickets to Striking Out Cancer HERE.

Next Gavin O’ Conner, the Director of the classic Disney hockey film Miracle, the movie Warrior, the critically acclaimed film The Accountant and so many other great films joins Kristen to talk about his latest film, which hits theaters next week. The Way Back has all the things you’d expect in typical sports movie, and more. The film stars Ben Affleck as Jack Cunningham, now an adult, but a former high school basketball star. Jack’s life at times seems to parallel Ben Affleck’s own personal life. Jack is dealing with a personal tragedy, and his recent separation from his wife. Jack is taken out of his isolation and comfort zone, when he’s asked to coach a high school basketball team. In a way, the kids help to coach him too. Go see The Way Back when it hits theaters March 6th!

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