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.”
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
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