On Monday, October 3rd, Kelly Reichardt, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Lily Gladstone spoke at a press conference for their new film “Certain Women” before its premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival.
The women sat down for a 35-minute discussion where they answered questions about the film, talked about their experience on set and how they choose their next projects, among other topics. Film Society of Lincoln Center released the full video of the conference, which you can check out below.
“The thing that I admire so much about Kelly’s work, and why I was so thrilled to be invited to this journey, is that she’s interested in the life that happens in the pauses,” expressed Dern. “And as an actor, you get to come into that space, and it is that space where no one’s watching, that you reveal the most of yourself.”
Directed by Reichardt, “Certain Women” follows three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest. Michelle Williams stars as a new home owner, wife and mother, who is having relationship problems with her husband (James Le Gros). Stewart portrays a young law student who strikes up a bond with a lonely ranch hand, played by newcomer Gladstone, and Dern is a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation.
Throughout the movie, their stories intersect in powerful ways and shows the characters’ process of defining themselves.
“Certain Women” arrives in theaters on October 14, via IFC Films.