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.
False Positive with John Lee and Sarah-Violet Bliss (Ep. 309)
Director John Lee discusses his new documentary film, False Positive, with fellow director Sarah-Violet Bliss in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. The film tells the story of Lucy and Adrian, a couple attempting to conceive who find a dream doctor in the illustrious Dr. Ingle. But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notices something sinister through Hindle's gleaming charm.
The Craft of the Director with Barry Jenkins (Ep. 308)
Director Barry Jenkins participates in a conversation with DGA President Thomas Schlamme on Jenkins' filmography, drawing examples from Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Underground Railroad.
The Boy from Medellín with Matthew Heineman and Ondi Timoner (Ep. 307)
Director Matthew Heineman discusses his new documentary film, The Boy from Medellín, with fellow director Ondi Timoner in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. The film provides an immersive look at a dramatic week in the life of international superstar J Balvin. As he prepares for his sold out stadium concert in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia, public pressure and political unrest grow around him forcing him to reflect on how he will use his voice.
In the Heights with Jon M. Chu and Nisha Ganatra (Ep. 306)
Director Jon M. Chu discusses his new film, In the Heights, with fellow director Nisha Ganatra in a spoiler-filled Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. The film tells the story of a likeable bodega owner named Usnavi in the tight-knit community of Washington Heights, NY, who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes for a better life. But when he inherits a fortune, Usnavi discovers he has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring.
Golden Arm with Maureen Bharoocha and Lucia Aniello (Ep. 305)
Director Maureen Bharoocha discusses her new film, Golden Arm, with fellow director Lucia Aniello in a spoiler-filled Q&A at the DGA theater. The film tells the story of Melanie, a nice girl baker who must trade whisks for barbells after her best friend Danny ropes her into taking her spot at the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.
Meet the Nominees Theatrical Feature Film Symposium 2021 - Part 3 of 3 (Ep. 304)
Listen to Chloé Zhao, Lee Isaac Chung, Emerald Fennell, David Fincher, and Aaron Sorkin continue their conversation with moderator Jeremy Kagan for the 30th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Theatrical Feature Film Symposium on their nominated films. Part three wraps up the discussion as the nominees talk about working with assistant directors, the last images of their film, and how they handle pressure.
Great podcast but
Please don’t ever, ever invite William Friedkin back on. Have just listened to the mother! episode from 2017 and he’s an absolute nightmare. Props to Aronofsky for keeping his cool.
Also, consider providing Zoom guests with appropriate recording equipment. It’s been difficult to listen to the Meet the Nominees episodes because the audio is so bad.
Great interviews we can listen to in this podcast! Congrats! How about diversifying a little! Greta Gerwig could interview Regina King, for instance! Barry Jenkins could interview a female director!
If we are going to assume inclusivity, we should go all the way!
This is my new favorite podcast