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The Highwaymen with John Lee Hancock and Lawrence Kasdan (Ep. 200)

Director John Lee Hancock discusses his film, The Highwaymen, with fellow director Lawrence Kasdan. The film concentrates on the other side of the Bonnie and Clyde saga, telling their true story of Frank Hamer and Maney Gault – former Texas Rangers who are coaxed out of retirement to end the Barrow gang’s murderous run when even the full force of the FBI isn’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals.

 

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/May2019/Highwaymen_QnA_0419.aspx

 

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The Great Buster with Peter Bogdanovich and Chuck Workman (Ep. 201)

Director Peter Bogdanovich discusses his film, The Great Buster, with fellow director Chuck Workman. The film chronicles the life and works of the influential filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton. Interspersed with interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, performers and friends, the film examines Keaton's career as the director, writer, producer and star of his own films; as well as the loss of artistic independence and career decline that marked his later years.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/May2019/0419-DocSeries_GreatBuster.aspx

 

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Avengers: Endgame with Anthony & Joe Russo and Todd Holland (Ep. 202)

Directors Anthony & Joe Russo discuss their film, Avengers: Endgame, with fellow director Todd Holland. The film takes place directly after the events of the previous film, Avengers: Infinity War, and follows the superhero team and their allies as they assemble one final time to undo Thanos' destruction and restore their devastated universe.

 

See photos and a summary of this event below:

 

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/AvengersEG_QnA_0519.aspx

 

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The Best of Enemies with Robin Bissell and Hart Bochner (Ep. 203)

Director Robin Bissell discusses his film, The Best of Enemies, with fellow director Hart Bochner. The film tells the true story of how civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan C.P. Ellis came together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the summer of 1971, and how the events that unfolded would change their lives forever.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/BestOfEnemies_QnA_0419.aspx

 

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Little with Tina Gordon and Tina Mabry (Ep. 204)

Director Tina Gordon discusses his film, Little, with fellow director Tina Mabry. The film tells the story of tech mogul Jordan Sanders, who awakens one morning in her 13-year-old body. With only her long-suffering assistant in on the secret and do-or-die presentation on the line, Jordan must find a way to navigate through her new situation and learn how her ruthless approach to life affects the people around her.

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/TinaGordon_Little_QnA_0419.aspx

 

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Breakthrough with Roxann Dawson and Allan Arkush (Ep. 205)

Director Roxann Dawson discusses her film, Breakthrough, with fellow director Allan Arkush. The film tells the true story of how all hope seemed lost after Smith's adopted son, John, fell into an icy Missouri lake and afterwards lay lifeless in a hospital. Even in the face of every scientific prediction and medical case history, Smith's refusal to give up and steadfast belief inspired those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery.

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/Breakthrough_QnA_0419.aspx

 

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Long Shot with Jonathan Levine and Ruben Fleischer (Ep. 206)

Director Jonathan Levine discusses his film, Long Shot, with fellow director Ruben Fleischer. The film tells the childhood crush, Charlotte, now one of the most influential women in the world. After Fred is hired to be a speechwriter on Charlotte's Presidential campaign, sparks fly and their chemistry leads to a romance, even though on the surface the two have nothing in common

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/June2019/LongShot_QnA_0519.aspx

 

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Wine Country with Amy Poehler and Nisha Ganatra (Ep. 207)

Director Amy Poehler discusses her film, Wine Country, with fellow director Nisha Ganatra. The film tells the story of six longtime friends who take a scenic Napa getaway to relax and reconnect during a 50th birthday celebration. But when the alcohol flows, tensions from the past boil over and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures.

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/July2019/WineCountry_QnA_0519.aspx

 

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Booksmart with Olivia Wilde and Nicole Holofcener (Ep. 208)

Director Olivia Wilde discusses her film, Booksmart, with fellow director Nicole Holofcener. The film follows, Molly and Amy, two overachieving high school seniors who try to make up for their all work and no play attitude by cramming four years' worth of partying into the night before graduation.

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/July2019/Booksmart_QnA_0619.aspx

 

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Trial by Fire by Edward Zwick and Max Winkler (Ep. 209)

Director Edward Zwick discusses his film, Trial by Fire, with fellow director Max Winkler. The film tells the tragic and true story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was convicted of an arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, he forms an unlikely bond with Elizabeth Gilbert, a Houston playwright who battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.

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www.dga.org/Events/2019/July201…yFire_QnA_0519.aspx

 

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A Dog's Journey with Gail Mancuso and Anne Fletcher (Ep. 210)

Director Gail Mancuso discusses her film, A Dog's Journey, with fellow director Anne Fletcher. In the sequel to Lasse Hallström's 2017 feature, A Dog's Purpose, the film brings back the continually reincarnated dog and follows his adventures through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion to his human family.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/July2019/A_Dogs_Journey_QnA_0619.aspx

 

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The Cold Blue with Erik Nelson and Sandra Luckow (Ep. 211)

Director Erik Nelson discusses her film, The Cold Blue, with fellow director Sandra Luckow. The film uses newly restored 4K footage and outtakes from DGA and Oscar-winning director William Wyler's 1944 documentary about the European air war during WWII, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, as well as narration from surviving B-17 pilots to pay tribute to both Wyler and the men of the Eighth Air Force.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/August2019/NYDocSeries_TheColdBlue.aspx

 

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The Lion King with Jon Favreau and Sam Raimi (Ep. 212)

Director Jon Favreau discusses his film, The Lion King, with fellow director Sam Raimi. A photorealistic remake of the 1994 animated film, the film follows lion prince Simba, the son of King Mufasa of Pride Rock. When Mufasa's death at the hands of his brother Scar results in SImba's exile (and Scar's ascension to the throne), Simba must make new friends, grow up and battle Scar to take back what is rightfully his.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Sept2019/LionKing_QnA_0719.aspx

 

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Sword of Trust with Lynn Shelton and Jake Kasdan (Ep. 213)

Director Lynn Shelton discusses her film, Sword of Trust, with fellow director Jake Kasdan. The film tells the story of Cynthia, who learns that her inheritance from her deceased grandfather is an antique sword that he believed was proof that the South won the Civil War. To sell the sword, Cynthia and her friend Mary team up with a cantankerous pawnshop owner and his man-child employee, who've discovered there's a market for the relic.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Sept2019/SwordOfTrust_QnA_0719.aspx

 

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The Kitchen with Andrea Berloff and Lisa Cholodenko (Ep. 214)

Director Andrea Berloff discusses her film, The Kitchen, with fellow director Lisa Cholodenko. The film tells the story of three Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI in 1978. Forces to take matters into their own hands, the women prove to be unexpectedly adept at mob life -- running the gangs and taking out the competition.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Sept2019/TheKitchen_QnA_0819.aspx

 

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Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood with Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson (Ep. 215)

Director Quentin Tarantino discusses his film, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, with fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Los Angeles during the waning years of Hollywood's Golden Age, the film weaves together multiple storylines, following fading television actor Rick Dalton, his stunt double Cliff Booth, and his neighbor Sharon Tate during the months leading up to one fateful night in August 1969.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Oct2019/Tarantino_OnceUponATimeInHollywood_QnA_0919.aspx

 

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Sagebrush do you have a favorite episode from The Director's Cut podcast from the Director's Guild of America?

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Blinded by the Light with Gurinder Chadha and Catherine Hardwicke (Ep. 216)

Director Gurinder Chadha discusses her film, Blinded by the Light, with fellow director Catherine Hardwicke. The film tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the Thatcher era. He writes poetry to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father, but when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, "The Boss," his world is turned upside down.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Sept2019/BlindedByTheLight_QnA_0819.aspx

 

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On 8/27/2019 at 6:57 PM, BLACHEFAN said:

Sagebrush do you have a favorite episode from The Director's Cut podcast from the Director's Guild of America?

These are so fascinating! I love the questions one director asks the other. It's very reminiscent of the old "Elvis Mitchell- Under The Influence" show.

I haven't come close to listening to all of them ( just found this topic a few months ago.) I haven't heard of half of the films which are discussed in the podcasts, sadly.

I have a few written down that I want to listen to first: #100- "Breathe" ( I love Andy Serkis) and #57- "Hidden Figures" ( I saw that one and it was very good.) I will listen to all of them, though, whether or not I've heard of the film. I wish I could find a way to play the podcast while I'm at work by myself between 4:30am-6am, but the TCM app will keep closing on me!

Thanks, BLACHEFAN, for posting all of them!

 

 

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Official Secrets with Gavin Hood and Phillip Noyce (Ep. 217)

Director Gavin Hood discusses his film, Official Secrets, with fellow director Phillip Noyce. The film tells the true story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to collect compromising information on UN members and blackmail them into sanctioning 2003 invasion of Iraq.

 

See photos and a summary of this event below:

 

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Oct2019/GavinHoodDiscussesOfficialSecrets_QnA_0919.aspx

 

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Hustlers with Lorene Scafaria and Adam McKay (Ep. 218)

Director Lorene Scafaria discusses her film, Hustlers, with fellow director Adam McKay. Inspired by a true story, the film stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu as two former strip club employees who join forces to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/Hustlers_QnA_0919.aspx

 

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Downton Abbey with Director Michael Engler and Ritesh Batra (Episode 219)

Director Michael Engler discusses his film, Downton Abbey, with fellow director Ritesh Batra. The film continues the story from the popular British show, as both the hosts and the help prepare for a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. Scandal, romance and intrigue will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

 

See photos and a summary of this event below:

https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/DowntonAbbey_QnA_0919.aspx

 

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Ad Astra with Director James Gray and Damien Chazelle (Episode 220)

irector James Gray discusses his new film, Ad Astra, with fellow director Damien Chazelle (First Man). The film stars Brad Pitt as a near-future astronaut who makes a daring voyage to discover the truth about his father (Tommy Lee Jones) who disappeared on a deep space mission 30 year prior. The journey will unravel a mystery that challenges the nature of human existence and threatens the survival of our planet.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/JamesGrayAD_ASTRA_QnA_0919.aspx

 

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Joker with Director Todd Phillips and Ivan Reitman (Episode 221)

Director Todd Phillips discusses his new film, Joker, with fellow director Ivan Reitman. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film examines the slow descent into madness of the man who would become Batman’s arch nemesis.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/Joker_QnA_1019.aspx

 

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BladeRunner The Final Cut with Director Ridley Scott and Jon Favreau (Episode 222)

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.

 

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https://www.dga.org/Events/2019/Nov2019/LA-TheaterReOpeningCelebration_091921.aspx

 

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