This morning I attended the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s directors panel. Moderated as usual by Variety‘s Peter Bart, the participants included Les Miserables helmer Tom Hooper, Silver Linings Playbook‘s David O. Russell, Wreck-It Ralph‘s Rich Moore, Beast of the Southern Wild‘s Behn Zeitlin, Searching for Sugar Man‘s Malik Bendjelloul and Brave‘s Mark Andrews. Here’s a clip of Russell responding to a slightly needling question from Bart about bipolar behavior.
(l to r.) Peter Bart, Tom Hooper, Rich Moore, David O. Russell.
(l. to r.) David O. Russell, Malik Bendjelloul, Mark Andrews.
Santa Barbara Film Festival director Roger Durling, Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin.
Malik Bendjelloul, director of Searching for Sugar Man.