Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood

Friday, January 26, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St.
Ticket Required

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Thor: Ragnarok. Twilight. Fast & Furious. A Wrinkle in Time. Pete’s Dragon. The directors of many prominent studio films got their start at the Sundance Film Festival. From having shoestring-budget movies on the fest circuit and DIY outlooks to being handed big-budget, big-responsibility franchises, working with A-list actors, and garnering mainstream exposure—what does taking this kind of career leap mean to them creatively, professionally, and personally? A contingent of filmmakers who straddle both worlds, including Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Twilight), Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow, Star Trek: Beyond), and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark, Thor: Ragnarok), discuss what motivates them to work at this new level and how they view both the advantages and myriad challenges with KPCC’s The Frame John Horn.
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Catherine Hardwicke
Taika Waititi
Justin Lin
John Horn
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