James L. Brooks,
"The Edge of Seventeen"
Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig and produced by James L. Brooks, the John Hughesian teen dramedy The Edge of Seventeen stars Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine, an alienated high school student who feels betrayed when her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts to date her best—and only—friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). The cast includes Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s mother Mona, Hayden Szeto as Nadine’s friend Erwin, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s teacher and close confidant, Mr. Bruner. The Edge of Seventeen marks the directorial debut of Kelly Fremon Craig, who previously wrote the 2009 comedy Post Grad with Alexis Bledel and Michael Keaton. The Edge of Seventeen represents the first live-action film James L. Brooks has produced but not directed since 2001’s Riding in Cars with Boys. Brooks, of course, is the director of such classics dramedies as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good as It Gets. The Edge of Seventeen premiered locally during the Austin Film Festival and opened Nov. 18 in theaters. Writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig and producer James L. Brooks spoke to members of the media during a roundtable interview before the Austin Film Festival premiere of The Edge of Seventeen.
Aired: Nov. 17, 2016
Web sites: http://stxmovies.com/theedgeofseventeen/ and http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/