Oscar nominated Writer and Director Peter Hedges was in attendance at the 25th Austin Film Festival with the centerpiece film BEN IS BACK. Our interviewer Carrie Hoover took part in a roundtable interview with the filmmaker about his latest movie.
19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird).
Here is our interview with BEN IS BACK Writer/Director Peter Hedges.
*Carrie asks the 2nd question, to help follow along with the voices.
For more information – BEN IS BACK .