Director Adam McKay discusses Vice

Director Adam McKay discusses Vice

December 19, 2018 DGA Q&As in Los Angeles & New York

A bureaucratic Washington insider quietly becomes the most powerful man in the world in Director Adam McKay’s new biographical drama, Vice.

In a thematic sequel to his DGA Award-nominated feature The Big Short, McKay’s film recalls the life and times of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and reveals how Cheney rose to a position of power where he was able help reshape the country and the world after being picked by Texas Gov. George W. Bush to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election.

Following the DGA membership screening in New York on December 19, McKay sat down with Director Barry Levinson (Paterno) to discuss the making of Vice. He also discussed the film in a conversation moderated by Director Gus Van Sant (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot) following the DGA screening in Los Angeles on December 15.

In addition to Vice, McKay’s credits include the feature films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys; and episodes of Saturday Night Live and Eastbound & Down. He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for his 2015 feature, The Big Short. McKay has been a member of the DGA since 2000.

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

Pictures

Event photos by Shane Karns (Los Angeles) and Marcie Revens (New York) - Print courtesy of Annapurna Pictures.

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