The Card Counter – Q&A with Paul Schrader and Tiffany Haddish

Can you talk about finding this character, before you brought him to the page?
Paul Schrader: These kinds of stories — I’ve done about a half-dozen of them, stretching all the way back to *Taxi Driver* — usually come about when there’s a metaphor.

Flee – Q&A with Jonas Poher Rasmussen

The following questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation that followed the NBR screening of Flee. How long have you known Amin? What was it like to hear the truth about his background? Jonas Poher Rasmussen: I’ve known him for twenty-five years. I grew up in this very small village in Denmark, with like 400 […]

Pig – Q&A with Michael Sarnoski and Vanessa Block

Do you think Nicolas Cage’s casting creates an expectation with the film? And if so, did you intentionally subvert those expectations in any way?
I think it does create an expectation. Certainly, people have certain types of films that they associate with Nic Cage. But we never set out to subvert anything