Listen: 'Miss Bala' Movie Director Interview On Gina Rodriguez
"Border. KPCC podcasts are supported by. One brothers pictures, presenting the sole fli authentic. A star is born. Starring Bradley Cooper, lady Gaga and Sam Elliott in their Academy Award nominated performances now nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture invested Apted screenplays. Kenneth Durant of the Los Angeles Times calls it passionate, emotional and. Fearless. An af I calls the film of stellar achievement in its own universe for consideration in all categories. Welcome back to the frame. I'm Steven Cuevas sitting in for John horn today is Thursday. And that's when our weekly newsletter goes out. It's a great way to keep up with the show and with headlines from the world of culture, and we always have tips for how to spend your weekend you can sign up at the frame dot org slash newsletter. And now as Sundance continues this week one alumni from that indie film fest is poised to release a major studio movie, Catherine Hardwick, directed the action film is bott- up which stars Gina Rodriguez. It's based on a Mexican movie of the same name from two thousand eleven Sundance audiences were introduced to Hardwick sixteen years ago through her first films thirteen then came we deal with FOX Searchlight's ended job, directing the first twilight movie in two thousand eight when the frames John horn recently caught up with Katherine Hardwick. She took us back to that time when twilight was struggling to get off the ground. Producers took it to every studio in town. And nobody thought it would be profitable. Because at that time. There hadn't been a big movie. It was live. A young female character like that. So they just didn't think it'd make any money. And finally this upstart studio summit picked it up. So we because it wasn't considered a blockbuster. People didn't think it was going to be successful. A kind of got to make it like an indie film, couch included. Of course, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson the movie grosses almost four hundred million dollars worldwide. What do you think happens after twilight because it is so successful? And yet, it doesn't seem to really benefit you the way it might have some other director and also it didn't really benefit other women directors either. Because the next word twilights were all directed by men. And then the two divergence were directed by men and the hunger games were all five of them directed by men. So they, you know, they realized there was this great formula that story a novel written by a woman, you know, about a woman. And in our case deranged by woman it worked, but they didn't keep going in hiring other women, and didn't, you know, really offer me like tons of other cool blockbuster BAAs abilities or to any other woman until I guess until Patty Jenkins. Finally, you know, busted out and got to make wonder woman about miss Bala. The film that he's coming out. Very soon was a movie that you had"