Transcript for Chaz Ebert: Sony Pictures Classics
You've heard of a Disney movie or a Warner Bros. movie, well now there's a small studio called Sony Pictures Classics, started twenty years ago by Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. Over the years they've brought us films like Orlando, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and Midnight in Paris.
They are known for independent and foreign films, and earlier this year their films won seven Oscars. This fall they are presenting a new slate of films at the Telluride festival in the mountains of Colorado, at the Toronto festival, the second most important film festival after Cannes, and this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival.
They have a full lineup for Awards season, including Take Shelter by director Jeff Nichols, A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg, The Skin I Live In by Pedro Almodovar, and the Iranian film, A Separation, by Asghar Farhadi.
After twenty years, Sony Pictures Classics is still going strong.