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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

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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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Director Melina Matsoukas discusses her new film, Queen & Slim, with fellow director M. Night Shyamalan. The film follows Queen and Slim, whose first date takes an unexpected turn when they are pulled over for a minor traffic violation. After the situation escalates and Slim shoot the police officers in self-defense, the couple become unwitting outlaws and a viral symbol of trauma, terror and pain for people all over the country.
Director Alex Gibney discusses his film, Citizen K, with fellow director Matthew Heineman. Photographed on location in the UK, Russia and Germany, the documentary follows Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of the richest men in Russia who became known as the world-famous dissident "Citizen K" when he was imprisoned after a series of theatrical trials orchestrated by Vladimir Putin.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/NYDocSeries_CitizenK.aspx
Director Greta Gerwig discusses her new film, Little Women, with fellow director Rian Johnson. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, the film follows four sisters in America—Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg—as they come of age in the aftermath of the Civil War.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/LittleWomen_QnA_1119.aspx
Director Taika Waititi discusses his new film, Jojo Rabbit, with fellow director Paul Downs Colaizzo. Set during the waning days of World War II, the film tells the story of Jojo, a young boy whose only friend is an imaginary and idiotic projection of Adolf Hitler.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/JojoRabbit_QnA_1019.aspx
Director David Michôd discusses his new film, The King, with fellow director Neil Burger. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as Prince Hal, who had turned his back on royal life to live among the people until the death of his tyrannical father. Now, crowned King Henry V, the young ruler is forced to embrace the world he had previously tried to escape.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/TheKing_QnA_1019.aspx
Director Robert Eggers discusses his new film, The Lighthouse, with fellow director Rian Johnson. Set in 1980s New England, the film tells the hallucinatory story of a grizzled veteran seaman and a novice lighthouse keeper who are thrown together on a harsh assignment. As isolation and alcohol being to eat at their sanity, they become threatened by their own nightmares.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Dec2019/Lighthouse_QnA_1019.aspx
Director Ron Howard discusses his new film, Pavarotti, with fellow director Ondi Timoner. The film examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, the film takes an in-depth look at the lasting legacy of the musical icon affectionately dubbed "The People's Tenor."See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/LA_DocSeries_Pavarotti1019.aspx
Director Martin Scorsese discusses his new film, The Irishman, with fellow director Spike Lee. The film follows Frank Sheeran, a retired WWII veteran and former mob hitman, as he reflects on the moments that defined his career as a figure in organized crime, especially his role in the 1975 disappearance and murder of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/Irishman_QnA_1019.aspx
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon discusses his new film, The Current War: Director's Cut, with fellow director Jonathan Mostow. The film reveals how electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse engaged in a battle of technology and ideas to determine whether direct current or alternating current would power the modern world.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/CurrentWar_QnA_1019.aspx
As part of a special celebration for the grand re-opening of the DGA’s brand new, state-of-the-art theater in Los Angeles, Director Ridley Scott discussed his 1982 sc-fi classic, Blade Runner. Scott’s final cut version of the film was shown with Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos sound. See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/LA-TheaterReOpeningCelebration_091921.aspx
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Ben Sharples

this conversation is so awkward but so rich

Feb 5th
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Derek Carlisle

derekscottcarlisle-A DGA Podcast-TheDirectorsCut

Jan 19th
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Pratik G.

Thank you so much for doing this!

Jan 10th
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