The Director's Cut - A Podcast from the DGA

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 new director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations
about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing the most interesting stories to life.

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Episode 78: Wakefield with Robin Swicord and Lesli Linka Glatter


Director Robin Swicord discusses her new film Wakefield with fellow Director Lesli Linka Glatter. Wakefield was adapted from an E.L. Doctorow short story about a suburban lawyer with a loving wife and family. Though outwardly successful and happy, his inner feelings of suffocation lead Howard to snap and disappear without a trace. Hiding in his own garage attic, he survives by scavenging at night and spends his time secretly observing the lives of his wife, children and neighbors.



Episode 77: Wonder Woman with Patty Jenkins and Richard Donner


Director Patty Jenkins discusses her new film Wonder Woman with fellow Director Richard Donner. The film tells the story of Diana, princess of the Amazons, who travels on an adventure after an American pilot suddenly crashes on the shore of her island and tells of a war to end all wars raging in Europe. Convinced she can stop the threat, she leaves home to fulfill her destiny.



Episode 76: City of Ghosts with Matthew Heineman and Chuck Workman


Director Matthew Heineman discusses his new film City of Ghosts with fellow Director Chuck Workman. The film tells the story of the Syrian citizen journalist collective, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, who banded together to reveal the truth about the ISIS occupation of the city of Raqqa.



Episode 75: The Drowning with Bette Gordon and Maggie Greenwald


Director Bette Gordon discusses her new film The Drowning with fellow Director Maggie Greenwald. The film follows child psychologist Tom Seymour who spots a young man trying to commit suicide by jumping off a pier. After rescuing him from the water, Tom realizes he and the young man have met before and their present situation is no mere coincidence.



Episode 74: Aftermath with Elliott Lester and Gregory Plotkin


Director Elliott Lester discusses his new film, Aftermath, with fellow Director Gregory Plotkin. Inspired by actual events, the film tells a story of guilt and revenge when a devastating plane crash causes two men's lives to be inseparably bound together



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