Sundance Video Interview: 'Cedar Rapids' Director Miguel Arteta
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2011
"It's rare that you find a script with so much affection for its characters..." As promised, following our Ed Helms interview, here's the second half of our chat with the team behind Fox Searchlight's Cedar Rapids (watch the trailer), hitting limited theaters this weekend. At Sundance a few weeks ago, we got to interview Miguel Arteta, the Puerto Rican filmmaker also of Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl and Youth in Revolt, who directed Cedar Rapids. He was a fun guy to talk with, and we talked about how they shot the film and made it so entertaining yet charming. Watch the interview below! "This is kind of the Wizard of Oz of insurance."
Watch our full Sundance video interview with Cedar Rapids director Miguel Arteta:
Ethan & I both thought Cedar Rapids was funny, a solid indie comedy, but not a classic or a knock out. It's still worth seeing, though. Watch the trailer or our review. You can also watch our Ed Helms interview.
Cedar Rapids is directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta, of indie flicks Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl and Youth in Revolt previously. The screenplay was written by newcomer Phil Johnston, of A Thousand Words, Flightless Birds and Ghosts/Aliens previously. Fox Searchlight produced and is distributing the film, which will be premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Cedar Rapids will then hit limited theaters on February 11th after the fest. It's a good comedy worth seeing, especially if you love any of the actors in it!
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