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The Joy of Bad Films

Jonathan Lerner on his time in the Weathermen - a Vietnam era protest movement. Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid. Brain scientist Tali Sharot. The Disaster Artist reviewed.

Matthew Sweet debates the merits of bad films with critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey as The Disaster Artist, James Franco's film inspired by cult classic The Room opens in UK cinemas. Plus the power of underground protest, of art and of the mind as we hear from psychologist Tali Sharot, from Jonathan Lerner on his time in the Weathermen, an organisation dedicated to the violent overthrowing of the United States government during the Vietnam era and from Lubaina Himid winner of this year's Turner Prize.

Jonathan Lerner's book on his early years is 'Swords in the Kingdom: Reflections of an American Revolutionary' is published now.
Tali Sharot is associate professor of cognitive neuroscience in the department of Experimental Psychology at University College London and author of The Influential Mind - What the Brain Reveals About Our Power To Change Others.
The Disaster Artist, produced and directed by James Franco, is inspired by the making of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film The Room which became a cult.

Producer: Fiona McLean

Photograph: Lubaina Himid, winner of the Turner Prize 2017. Photo copyright: PA/Danny Lawson

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest Tali Sharot
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Lerner
Interviewed Guest Lubaina Himid

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