Director Joe Wright discusses Darkest Hour

November 19, 2017 DGA Q&As in New York and Los Angeles

Newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must ponder a history-making choice in Director Joe Wright’s new biographical drama, Darkest Hour.

Set during the early days of World War II, Wright’s film tells the story of how Churchill wrestled with the decision of whether to negotiate with Hitler, or continue to fight against incredible odds with the full knowledge that the fate of Western Europe hung in the balance.

Following the DGA membership screening in New York on November 1, Wright sat down with Director Neil Burger (The Upside) to discuss the making of Darkest Hour. Wright also spoke about the film in a conversation moderated by Director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on November 19.

In addition to Darkest Hour, Wright’s credits include the feature films Pan, Anna Karenina, Hanna, The Soloist, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice; an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror; and episodes of the mini-series The Last King, Bob & Rose and Nature Boy. Wright has been a DGA member since 2007.

You can listen to Wright's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.

Event photos by Krista Kennell (New York) and Shane Karns (Los Angeles) - Print courtesy of Focus Features.
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