"Radio was my freedom as a kid," Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter says. "No internet, no scene, no way to find music except radio."
The FX series played with its format in its first season, and its sixth episode smartly switched point-of-view to that of a character we'd been growing impatient to hear from.
Inspired by Mohammed Bouazizi's self-immolation, Vancouver director Kevan Funk visualizes the relief, recovery and rebirth of Preoccupations' droning and dissonant 12-minute epic.
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