In Conversation With...Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been an electrifying force in both indie and mainstream films since first emerging two decades ago and promptly establishing herself as one of the most artistically agile and adventurous actors of her generation.
Her diverse and impressive filmography includes memorable performances in Donnie Darko (01), Happy Endings (05), and The Dark Knight (08). A luminous presence on screen and stage, she has never shied away from challenging roles, and is renowned for her portrayals of complicated figures in films such as Secretary (02) and Sherrybaby (06), both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, and Crazy Heart (09), for which she received an Academy Award nod. Gyllenhaal has made a similar impact on the small screen with the BBC political thriller The Honourable Woman (14), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film and received an Emmy nomination, and for her Golden Globe–nominated lead performance on acclaimed HBO series The Deuce (17– ).
Gyllenhaal is a devoted collaborator on female-led projects, channelling her passion for nuanced stories about women's experiences into her work as a producer for both film (Festival '18 Gala selection The Kindergarten Teacher) and television (The Deuce). We are thrilled to have her join us for an intimate conversation about her career, creative process, the upcoming fall season, and The Kindergarten Teacher.