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Sixty35 Recommends – Jan. 27, 2023

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Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin. (Photo by Jonathan Hession)

Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin. (Photo by Jonathan Hession)

Sixty35 Recommends is the periodic collection of what our staff insists you watch, listen, enjoy and more. If you have something you’d like to passionately recommend, send an e-mail with your name, your recommendation and two sentences about why to and it may be featured in a future roundup.

Watch: The Banshees of Inisherin

Account Executive Viktoria Costantino recommends the Oscar-nominated tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin. “I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like. It’s funny, moving, beautiful, heartbreaking, and so, SO well-acted,” she says. “This metaphor for the Irish Civil War requires no historical expertise and is delightfully in-your-face.”

Read: Demon Copperhead

News Reporter Jeanne Davant wants you to read Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel Demon Copperhead, inspired by Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. Davant says the author “inhabits the persona of an 11-year-old boy who lives in a trailer with his addict single mother in the southern Appalachian Mountains. It’s the story of the boy’s journey through the foster system after his mom ODs and it will have you laughing and weeping.”

Watch: That ’90s Show

That ‘90s Show, the 10-episode (so far) Netflix sequel series to That ‘70s Show that ran on FOX from 1998 to 2006, is getting a recommendation from Digital Media Specialist Sean Cassady. “In case anyone here is on the fence about watching it — do it,” he says. Cassady says the new show works more as a follow-up to the original series than an actual throwback to the 90s. “Kitty and Red are in every episode (thankfully), but it’s also been cool to see almost everyone from the original series make their cameos.”

Read: A God in Ruins

Publisher Amy Gillentine recommends Kate Atkinson’s novel A God in Ruins. “… Historical fiction about the bombing runs from England to Germany in World War II, [following] the life of a pilot. The end will stay with you…”

Watch: Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space

Cathy Reilly, our executive assistant to the publisher, recommends Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space, the newest documentary from the PBS series American Experience. Claiming a Space tells the story of Hurston’s impoverished and troubled upbringing in the South, her transformation into vital anthropologist and folklorist in the African-American community in the 1930s and ’40s and the rediscovery of her work in the 1970s. Having read and been won over by Hurston’s book Their Eyes Were Watching God while attending college, Reilly says the new series “is SO good.”

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