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Watch: How Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover Worked Opposite ‘Mr. Pig’ (Sundance Exclusive)

Watch: How Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover Worked Opposite 'Mr. Pig' (Sundance Exclusive)

This year’s “Indiewire in Conversation at Chase Sapphire on Main” panels at the 2016 Sundance Film festival were concluded with a frank discussion about Diego Luna’s third feature film, “Mr. Pig.”

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

The road film follows Eubanks (Danny Glover), who has lost or fumbled just about everything in his life except the one thing he loves most: his pigs. His daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), yearns for her father to be there for her and his grandchildren. But despite Eunice’s pleas of closeness, Eubanks remains distant and overwhelmed with stress, so much so that he is goaded into taking his last prized pig down to Mexico in order to sell it for upwards of $50,000. In an attempt to save her father, Eunice travels with the aging man to Mexico, in a last ditch effort to find love, harmony, and familial intimacy with him.

Indiewire’s Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris joined the film’s director, Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover to discuss the newest flick and how it fits into the long tradition of Mexican road films. Catch Luna’s thoughts on how the film is a love letter to Mexico in the video above, and get all the highlights from the conversation below.

Maya Rudolph on Working with a Pig

Danny Glover Relates to His Character

Maya Rudolph on What Drew Her to the Script

Diego Luna Discusses the Challenges of Independent Filmmaking

Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover on Shooting in the Desert

Diego Luna on the Filmmaking Methods Behind ‘Mr. Pig’

Maya Rudolph on the Influence of Road Films

Diego Luna Explains the Nature of Road Films

Diego Luna on His Story Selection Process

READ: Sundance Review: Diego Luna’s ‘Mr. Pig’ Starring Danny Glover And Maya Rudolph

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