SUNDANCE '09 PODCAST: Ry Russo-Young and Stella Schnabel
YOU WONT MISS ME star Stella Schnabel, and director Ry Russo-Young
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival
opens tonight in Park City, and while GreenCine Daily won't be representing in person -- like many others, which is apparently worth noting?
-- I'll still be covering potential break-out films (with many thanks to the generous filmmakers and PR companies who helped get my peepers on these flicks from thousands of miles away). Beginning now, and carrying on next Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, check back for podcast interviews and spotlight reviews.
First up? A chat with writer/director Ry-Russo Young (Orphans
) and co-writer/star Stella Schnabel, the creative force behind You Wont Miss Me
, premiering in the New Frontier Features section. In Schnabel's first-ever interview about her first-ever screen role, she and Russo-Young and I discuss their collaborative improvisation, the pros and cons of having a famous dad in the biz, the terror of love, and the film itself, which Russo-Young describes as such:
A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three-year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Starring Stella Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance.
Shot in a variety of styles and formats, YOU WONT MISS ME mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.
To listen to the podcast, click here.
You Won't Miss Me
screens at Sundance on January 16, 17, 18 and 22. For more info on the film, visit its festival page
or Ry Russo-Young's official website
Posted by ahillis at January 15, 2009 5:10 PM