Montclair Film shares an interview with Maggie Gyllenhaal by Stephen Colbert online (WATCH HERE)
On October 24, Stephen Colbert interviewed Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, as part of the Montclair Film Festival. The festival featured Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, “The Lost Daughter,” and later presented her with its Breakthrough Director & Writer Award.
The film (which had a limited theatrical release on December 17 and began streaming on Netflix on December 31) also received numerous other accolades, including nominations for Best Director and Best Actress in a Drama – for Gyllenhaal and Olivia Colman, respectively. — at the 2022 Golden Globes. And many critics predicted it would be an Oscar contender.
In recognition of the interest in the film, Montclair Film has released the full 80-minute interview online. You can watch it below.
One of the most interesting segments of the video comes during the audience Q&A section (one hour and seven minutes), when someone asks Gyllenhaal if he minds a lot of people seeing the movie on Netflix, rather than in a theatre.
“Netflix has created a situation where my unusual, non-mainstream movie can have about equal value to something much more mainstream,” says Gyllenhaal. “It’s not about tickets, and who’s going to rush to get tickets, but rather about creating content that satisfies many, many people. It means that my film somehow has value equal to something something much easier to swallow. This is not true anywhere else, I can see.
She then mentions her 2018 dark film, “The Kindergarten Teacher.”
“It was also distributed on Netflix,” she says, “and I can’t remember the numbers, but it was like an insane amount of people had seen that movie. What if it was distributed by a company really sophisticated cast, like whatever your ideal, it would never have reached numbers like that.
Gyllenhaal adds, however, that “The Lost Daughter” was “built” for big-screen theater, and is therefore ideally viewed in that format.
Here is the video:
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