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Keep the Flame Alive

Mar 8, 2024

This is episode 327. The Academy Awards are this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than with the Keep the Flame Alive Movie Club? Film Buff Fran is here to talk about the newest Olympic major motion picture The Boys in the Boat. Based on the book by Daniel James Brown and directed by George Clooney, it tells...

Dec 15, 2023

It's our last episode of the year! Film Buff Fran joins us with a lively discussion of the 2017 documentary "Over the Limit," which follows Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun. Will it be a thumbs-up holiday family film recommendation? Listen to find out!

We also close our year of looking back at the Seoul...

Aug 31, 2023

We're going back to 1994 this week with our latest Movie Club pick: A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story. This SOBIG made-for-TV biopic had the blessing of Lillehammer 1994 gold medalist of Oksana Baiul and tells the story of her life through her surprise victory amidst the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal (though...

May 25, 2023

We're getting ready for summer movie season! Film Buff Fran joins us to talk about "Zero to Hero," the 2021 Hong Kong biopic of So Wa Wai, Hong Kong's first Paralympian to win the gold medal.

Our next movie will be “A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story,” which you can watch for free on Crackle and Plex. Will...

Feb 2, 2023

Film Buff Fran is back to discuss  "Jappeloup" -- how do the French do with sports biopics? 

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, we stay in the world of equestrian. Jill looks at the dressage competition and the emergence of Nicole Uphoff and her horse Rembrandt.

We travel to TKFLASTAN to get some news from: