It’s not often you get a group of talented directors together to discuss their lives and filmmaking experiences and are able to be a fly on the wall as it happens.
La La Land director Damien Chazelle, Fences director Denzel Washington, Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, Snowden director Oliver Stone and Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair have all taken part in THR’s latest Oscar Director’s Roundtable, which offers cinephiles a seriously fascinating discussion between some of the biggest directors of the moment.
Topics range from what they consider to be the worst aspects of directing, to what pushed them to tackle cinema, to whether a film should be judged away from the filmmaker (The Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker is also brought up). Naturally, they’re different types of individuals, so it’s interesting to gather their various perspectives on what it’s like to craft an artform that so many of us enjoy.
If you find a bit of time – and a bit over an hour isn’t too long – you should definitely give this a viewing.