Interview: Derek Cianfrance talks ‘Valentines’ and ‘Pines’


alg-valentine-director-jpgLate last month, I was lucky enough to be given the very cool opportunity to speak with filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, the co-writer and director of The Place Beyond the Pines.  Normally getting about fifteen minutes with past interviews, Mr. Cianfrance and I ended speaking for about thirty minutes.  Talking everything from his cast, direction, and past works like Blue Valentine (2010), we had a very good chat about everything film.

With The Place Beyond the Pines hitting Blu-Ray and DVD shelves this week, it’s the perfect time to revisit the best film of the year so far.  On top of this piece, tomorrow we’ll have more on the film in the weekly DVD column as well as an Editorial Review from Clayton, who I suspect shares my thoughts on the film.

Below you can listen to the interview and get a sense of what’s up next for our esteemed writer/director.


Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!