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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast


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 rewardingRead more

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Spencer with Pablo Larraín and Rebecca Miller (Ep. 331)

Dec 2 • 24:32
Director Pablo Larraín discusses his new film, Spencer, with fellow director Rebecca Miller in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. Set years after the fairy-tale wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, when the bliss has grown cold and rumors of affairs abound, the film picks up the true story on one Christmas holiday, as Diana wrestles with the pivotal decision of...

Hive with Blerta Basholli and Nicole Kassell (Ep. 330)

Dec 1 • 33:32
Director Blerta Basholli discusses her new film, Hive, with fellow director Nicole Kassell in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. The film recounts the true story of Fahrije, a woman who pulls together the other widows in her patriarchal village to launch a business selling a local food product. Their newfound independence draws the hostility of the men in the village wh...

The First Wave with Matthew Heineman and Marc Levin (Ep. 329)

Nov 23 • 30:36

Last Night in Soho with Edgar Wright and Phil Lord (Ep. 328)

Nov 17 • 33:32
Director Edgar Wright discusses his new film, Last Night in Soho, with fellow director Phil Lord in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. The film follows an aspiring fashion designer who encounters an ambitious singer when she mysteriously travels to the 1960s, but their façade of glamour soon cracks into something much darker.

Please note spoilers are included.

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The Harder They Fall with Jeymes Samuel and Baz Luhrmann (Ep. 327)

Nov 16 • 35:50
Director Jeymes Samuel discusses his new film, The Harder They Fall, with fellow director Baz Luhrmann in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of an outlaw who reunites his old gang to track down and exact revenge on an enemy who is being released from prison.

Please note spoilers are included.

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The Many Saints of Newark with Alan Taylor and Greg Mottola (Ep. 326)

Nov 5 • 35:42
Director Alan Taylor discusses his new film, The Many Saints of Newark, with fellow director Greg Mottola in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. A prequel to the award-winning television series The Sopranos, the film follows a young Tony Soprano as he grows up in one of the most tumultuous eras in New Jersey history. As he idolizes his uncle Dickie Moltisanti, we see how...

Summer of Soul with Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Amir Bar-Lev (Ep. 325)

Nov 2 • 28:15
Director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson discusses his new film, Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolutioun Could Not Be Televised), with fellow director Amir Bar-Lev in a Q&A at the DGA theater in New York. The film shines a light on archival footage of The Harlem Cultural Festival, an epic event celebrating Black history, culture and fashion that took place in the summer of 1...

The Tender Bar with George Clooney and Jason Reitman (Ep. 324)

Oct 27 • 25:11
Director George Clooney discusses his new film, The Tender Bar, with fellow director Jason Reitman in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. Adapted from a memoir of the same name, the film tells the story of J.R., a fatherless boy who hangs out with his bartender Uncle in a bar that caters to an assortment of quirky characters. As his mother struggles to provide her son...

Dune with Denis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan (Ep. 323)

Oct 22 • 34:54
Director Denis Villeneuve discusses his new film, Dune, with fellow director Christopher Nolan in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. An adaptation of Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking science fiction novel, the film follows the son of a noble family, who is entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and vital element in the galaxy.

Please note spoilers are ...

7 Prisoners with Alexandre Moratto and Victoria Hochberg (Ep. 322)

Oct 20 • 35:35

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