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Watch: Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon on the Trials and Tribulations of ‘Other People’ (Sundance Exclusive)

Watch: Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon on the Trials and Tribulations of 'Other People' (Sundance Exclusive)


Indiewire partnered up again with Chase Sapphire at Sundance this year to facilitate a series of panels on this festival’s standout hits. The “Indiewire in Conversation at Chase Sapphire on Main” panels kicked off earlier this week with a discussion about the Adam Scott-produced “Other People.”

READ: Sundance Review: ‘Other People’ Starring Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Zach Woods, And Bradley Whitford

The drama follows David, a struggling 29-year-old comedy writer who moves back in with Joanne, his mother, following her diagnosis with cancer. But David’s challenges are only beginning as his conservative family does not accept him for who he is. Furthermore, as Joanne’s cancer continues to get worse, each family member struggles to deal with the inevitable loss in their own way.

Indiewire’s Managing Editor Kate Erbland joined the film’s director, former “SNL” writer Chris Kelly, and cast — Molly Shannon, Jesse Plemons, Maude Apatow and Bradley Whitford — to discuss their Sundance opener. Get Kelly’s thoughts on making a movie about his personal life above, and check out more highlights below.

Why Molly Shannon and the Cast Fell in Love With the Script

Jesse Plemons Discusses the Fidelity of David

Chris Kelly on the Camaraderie Between the Cast

Chris Kelly on the Film’s Recurring Song

Chris Kelly Recounts the Inspiration for Characters

On the Autobiographical Symbolism of the Film


READ: Indiewire 2016 Sundance Panels Will Highlight Five of the Festival’s Biggest Titles

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