Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan sat down at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival, where they discussed what they hope to see from the #metoo and Time’s Up movements and how things have advanced since it began.
Kazan noted that the festival had put out a statement bringing attention to an available hotline for anyone who felt like they needed to report behavior, which she said she hoped heralded permanent change.
“Vicky Featherstone, who’s the artistic director [at the Royal Court Theatre in London], when this movement began last year, really led the charge in terms of theater and now there’s a code of conduct, and everyone has to read it on the first day of rehearsal,” Mulligan added. “That’s a palpable change.”
“Blast Beat” creators didn’t see themselves reflected in Latin stories being told today, so they wrote and shot their own. “This story is inspired by so many stories of our friends, family member that came from Latin America to the states,” director Esteban Arango explained at the Variety Sundance Studio presented by AT&T. “But we [...]
Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by Variety’s Sundance Studio to discuss “Siempre, Luis,” a documentary directed by John James that puts the spotlight on his father, Luis Miranda, a political adviser and Puerto Rican advocate. Upon watching the movie for the first time, Luis Miranda said, “I realized what Puerto Rico has gone through since Hurricane Maria [...]
For inspiration in his upcoming rom-com “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg turned to a galaxy far, far away. The film — which premiered at Sundance and also stars Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes — takes place at a wedding in California. To prepare, Samberg said he watched Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala [...]
Carey Mulligan thinks that Academy voters should somehow prove that they’ve seen the films they’re evaluating before they cast their ballots. “I don’t think you can watch those films and not think they deserve recognition,” Mulligan said at the Variety Studio in Sundance. “I think they need to be watched. I wonder if the system […]
Director and writer of “Bad Hair,” Justin Simien, was joined by his cast Kelly Rowland, Elle Lorraine, Yaani King Mondschein, James Van Der Beek and Ashley Blaine Featherson for a deeply intimate conversation about black hair and Hollywood expectations. The conversation turned personal after Yaani King Mondschein revealed that she’s actually lost jobs in the […]
For inspiration in his upcoming rom-com “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg turned to a galaxy far, far away. The film — which premiered at Sundance and also stars Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes — takes place at a wedding in California. To prepare, Samberg said he watched Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala […]