This episode, Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia) and Imagine Entertainment co-founder, Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, In the Heart of the Sea) offer up an epic master class of story, redemption and entertainment.

Academy Award® winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme has given us the feature films Silence of the lambs, Rachel Getting Married and Philadelphia… documentaries featuring Talking Heads, Spalding Grey and Neil Young, and television work as recent as 2013’s The Killing, going as far back as the 70’s tv classic Columbo. Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson Moderates this conversation with Jonathan Demme, recorded at the 20th Austin Film Festival in 2013.

Ron Howard began his acting career in 1956 at age two, and came to prominence playing Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960’s. Under the careful tutelage of his father, film and television legend Race Howard, Ron Howard went on to build extensive acting credits before directing his first short film, OLD PAINT in 1969. Since then, Ron Howard has gone on to act in, direct or produce more than one hundred and thirty films and television series including some of the most memorable of the past forty years. This conversation with Ron Howard was moderated by Castaway and Apollo 13 screenwriter Bill Broyles on October 24th 2009 at the 16th Austin Film Festival.


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