” You gotta call it out first, it always has to be called out when we need social change, but this is how social change happens: you call it out. People had to call out child labor. People had to call out, ‘Hey time’s up, we need to vote. We live in this country.’ People had to call out ‘time’s up’ on enslaving people, you know. “


” You can’t just pill away injuries that go deep in someone. They don’t just stop those feelings from existing. “


” In documentary, you are sometimes burdened, or you feel very responsible for dealing with – I want to say – more complicated themes. Fiction allows for greater distillation. “


” I don’t want to make fictional characters who are perfect – that’s a vanilla situation – but the fact is you are allowed to more carefully select and curate what it is you’re going to explore. “


” There’s a period where you feel very hinky and low about yourself, like, ‘That was a lot of time, and there’s nothing to show for it.’ I’ve tried to tell myself that if you’re going to be a filmmaker, you can’t really talk like that about time, because you’ll hate yourself or feel very worthless. “


” Sometimes you get ensnared by an idea, and it’s what I call ‘the sticky burr’: You go hiking, and a burr sticks to you, and that’s the film you’re going to make. “


” #TimesUp is you can’t hold it in anymore: Time’s up! The doors have to give way. It can’t be that every 27-year-old born into a male body is a designated genius. It can’t be that the language used to review male and female films is different. “


” I’m reaching for emotion and drama, the drama of the everyday: what happens when you don’t have shelter, food, and clothing. There are some stakes. If you’re displaced or evicted, there’s a suspense: How will you solve that? “


” The process of starting up a new film is one of looking through a lot of material and trying to find something you really like. And it does sometimes take a minute. “


” We’re always on the search for a novel or a source or an existing screenplay, or writing something ourselves that turns us on. But because films cost a lot of money to make and a huge amount of effort to get the people to rally, you have to really like it, you can’t just semi-like it. Getting to ‘really like’ is the part that takes the minute. “



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