Tuesday, November 17, 2020

SBIFF - The Trial of the Chicago 7 online Q&A

New Q&A with writer & director Aaron Sorkin and actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,
Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, & Jeremy Strong (November 16, 2020)

The online ZOOM event was moderated by Roger Durling • SBIFF executive director

Eddie's smile brightens your day.

“...the first time humor, and any performance I’ve ever done, been connected...”

"Tom, in the way that Aaron organized the film...he is the sort of antithesis
of Abby. He is perhaps straighter and more suit and tied than he actually
was because it plays out that dynamic and infuses the drama with more..."

“... What was important to me was that you saw in those early moments
glimpses of charisma because his charisma was so extraordinary but
it was a quiet charisma. If you ever watch on YouTube his speeches,
he had extraordinary rhetorical capabilities that drew people to him...”

“Aaron said on day one, this is a painting, not a photograph, and
I wanted to be his version of that person."

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