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Podcast Episode 33: SDFF Auteur Award Recipient Brit Marling

Archive interviews with indie actress, writer, and producer

Podcast 33: Actress, writer, and producer Brit Marling is featured in two int...

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Above: Podcast 33: Actress, writer, and producer Brit Marling is featured in two interviews. She will receive the San Diego Film Festival Auteur Award on Saturday.

Episode 33: Brit Marling, SDFF Auteur Award Recipient

Actress, writer, and producer Brit Marling will receive the San Diego Film Festival 2015 Auteur Award this Saturday. Here are a pair of interviews I did with her in 2011 and 2013.

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Transcript

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival will hand out its tribute awards on Saturday, with Brit Marling receiving its Auteur Award.

San Diego Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday. Each year they give out tribute awards to various people in the industry, this year there are four recipients: Adrien Brody, Cinema Vanguard Award; Geena Davis, Reframed Humanitarian Award; Brit Marling, Auteur Award; and John Boyega (of "Attack the Block" and "The Force Awakens"), Rising Star Award.

The one that caught my attention is the one for Brit Marling. Kudos to the festival for highlighting someone who is by no means a household name and who creates challenging films outside of the Hollywood mainstream.

Marling is an actress, producer, and writer whose credits include "Another Earth," "Sound of My Voice," "The East," and "I Origins".

What I admire about Marling is that she is not merely focused on creating positive female role models, which I find boring. I want real, complex, flawed women on screen and Marling delivers innovative projects that serve up strong, intelligent but imperfect women. But these women are always driving the movies forward. They are not merely reactive and they don’t just let things happen to them; they are the catalysts that accelerate the plot and make things happen.

In honor of Marling receiving the auteur award I am serving up two interviews I did with her. First up is an interview from 2011 for "Another Earth," and then the interview I did in 2013 with her for "The East."

Here are the videos of the interviews.

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij about making "The East."

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