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Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

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    • TV & Film

Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

    Pain and Glory with Pedro Almódovar and Kenneth Lonergan (Ep. 247)

    Pain and Glory with Pedro Almódovar and Kenneth Lonergan (Ep. 247)

    Director Pedro Almodóvar discusses his new film, Pain and Glory, with fellow director Kenneth Lonergan. This deeply personal film from Spain tells the story of Salvador Mallo, a depressed director who is thinking of leaving filmmaking because of chronic health problems. A series of encounters, both real and remembered, leads Mallo to reflect on the choices he's made. Please note spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/GCS_PainYGlory_0919.aspx

    • 37 min
    Atlantics with Mati Diop and Michael Almereyda (Ep. 246)

    Atlantics with Mati Diop and Michael Almereyda (Ep. 246)

    Director Mati Diop discusses her new film, Atlantics, with fellow director Michael Almereyda. Set in the outskirts of Dakar on Senegal's Atlantic coast, the film tells the story of a young woman who is in love with a construction worker, but is already promised to another man. After the construction worker is lost at sea and the devastated woman prepares to go through with her original wedding, strange things begin to happen that may thwart her plans. Please note spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/GCS_Atlantics_1019.aspx

    • 39 min
    Richard Jewell with Clint Eastwood and Scott Cooper (Ep. 245)

    Richard Jewell with Clint Eastwood and Scott Cooper (Ep. 245)

    Director Clint Eastwood discusses his new film, Richard Jewell, with fellow director Scott Cooper. The film tells the true story of Jewell, an American security guard who saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics. But his life starts to unravel when he becomes the FBI's prime suspect in the bombing attempt and is vilified by press and public alike. Please note spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2020/Feb2020/RichardJewell_QnA_1219.aspx

    • 33 min
    Just Mercy with Destin Daniel Cretton and Anna Boden (Ep. 244)

    Just Mercy with Destin Daniel Cretton and Anna Boden (Ep. 244)

    Director Destin Daniel Cretton discusses his new film, Just Mercy, with fellow director Anna Boden. Based on a true story, the film follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson's effort to overturn the murder conviction of Walter McMillian, who was sentenced to die for the murder of an 18-year-old girl despite ample evidence proving his innocence. Please note spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2020/Feb2020/JustMercy_QnA_1219.aspx

    • 33 min
    1917 with Sam Mendes and Ed Zwick (Ep. 243)

    1917 with Sam Mendes and Ed Zwick (Ep. 243)

    Director Sam Mendes discusses his new film, 1917, with fellow director Ed Zwick. The film follows two young privates fighting with British forces during the First World War. They are given the impossible mission of delivering a message into enemy territory to prevent 1600 men, including one of the soldier's brothers from walking into a deadly trap.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2020/Feb2020/1917_QnA_1219.aspx

    • 32 min
    Uncut Gems With Josh and Benny Safdie and Kenneth Lonergan (Ep. 242)

    Uncut Gems With Josh and Benny Safdie and Kenneth Lonergan (Ep. 242)

    Directors Josh and Benny Safdie discuss their new film, Uncut Gems, with fellow director Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard, a charismatic New Yorker who is always on the lookout for the next big score. His latest scheme is a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Please note spoilers are included.

    See photos and a summary of this event below:
    https://www.dga.org/Events/2020/Jan2020/UncutGems_QnA_1219.aspx

    • 35 min

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