|Billboard of the Egyptian Theater|
|Miguel Arteta pre-screening|
Arteta kicked off his directing career with Star Maps in 1997, followed by Chuck & Buck in 2000. He's done a diverse number of TV shows and most recently (before Cedar Rapids) directed Youth in Revolt. The following interview does contain some mild spoilers. Miguel arrived in Seattle via Sundance where Cedar Rapids Premiered on Jan 23d. We talked about his Sundance experiences, this film, Jimmy Stewart smoking crack cocaine, and about why everyone should see the new documentary out of Sundance dealing with the wider than you'd expect legacy of Harry Belafonte.
The main interview in it's entirety is readable over at Three Imaginary Girls.
As a "bonus" to my loyal readers, here's a way too dark (but possibly exclusive) video of the intro to the film at it's Jan 27th Egyptian Screening. Also a bit too shaky - but at least the sound is mostly clear. Sort of...