TCM Presents AFI’s Master Class – The Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg is filmed in front of an audience of AFI fellows studying at the AFI Conservatory. It’s the second in AFI’s series exploring artistic film collaborations; the first was between Steven Spielberg and John Williams. TCM will air the special on May 8 (10pm ET).
The pair will discuss their meeting, their collaborative process and some of the films that have inspired them, including two films with James Cagney that will bookend the special’s screening on TCM; “The Roaring Twenties” (1939; with Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Priscilla Lane) and “Man of a Thousand Faces” (1957, also with Cagney), as well as Frank Capra’s Jimmy stewart-starrer “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946) and François Truffaut’s New Wave classic “The 400 Blows” (1959).
Russell and Wahlberg’s collaborations include “Three Kings” (1999), “I ♥ HUCKABEES” (2004) and “The Fighter” (2010). Refresh your memory with the trailers below: