Lily Gladstone (Certain Women) and Frank Mosley (Some Beasts) join us for an acting masterclass in which they discuss developing a character, collaborating with other actors, and more.
Lily Gladstone and Frank Mosley met while working on Freeland together, and have since collaborated again on The Boardinghouse Reach, which Lily described as an “animated time-traveling Western” and compared to Buckaroo Bonzai.
In this masterclass on acting, the pair discuss working together and with other actors, preparing for a part, building a character, acting for film vs. theatre, how teaching has informed their work, outside-in vs. inside-out approaches to acting, and much more. Check out our livetweet here.
Who is Lily Gladstone?
Lily Gladstone has been acting on stage since she was a child in Seattle. Raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in north-western Montana until she was 11 before moving to the Seattle suburbs, she has “tribal affiliations that include Kainai, Amskapi Piikani and Nimii’puu First Nations.” After graduating from the University of Montana with a B.F.A. in Acting, she has worked in film and theatre across the country, including at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her breakout role was as The Rancher in Certain Women (2016) for which she won the LA Film Critics Association and Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was alos nominted for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Gotham Independent film Award for Breakthrough Actor. Since then, she has appeared in Buster’s Mal Heart, Walking Out, Freeland, and First Cow.
Where can you watch Lily’s films?
Canada: Watch Certain Women on Netflix and The Criterion Channel; Jimmy P. on Prime and Tubi; and Buster’s Mal Heart on Netflix and Hoopla.
US: Watch Certain Women on The Criterion Channel; Walking Out on Netflix and Prime; and Buster’s Mal Heart on Netflix and Hoopla.
UK: Watch Jimmy P. on Prime; Buster’s Mal Heart on Netflix; and Walking Out on Prime.
Who is Frank Mosley?
Based in California, Frank Mosley is an actor and filmmaker from Texas. He’s an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, a fellow of the 2017 NYFF Artist Academy, and a graduate of Black Factory Cinema’s 2016 Workshop for Auteurs, led by the late Abbas Kiarostami in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. He has appeared in Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, Aaron Schimberg’s Chained for Liffe, Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person, and Jim Cummings’s Thunder Road. As a director, his films and video installations have been exhibited around the world, including at Slamdance Film Festival, Champs-Elysees Film Festival, Dallas Museum of Art, and Anthology Film Archives. In summer 2018, The Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, NYC presented his first retrospective, A Fortnight With Frank Mosley.
Where can you watch Frank’s films?
Canada: Watch Thunder Road on Netflix; Ain’t Them Bodies Saints on Prime and iciTouTV; and Person to Person on Hoopla.
US: Watch Thunder Road on Prime and Kanopy; Chained for Life on Prime; and Person to Person on Hulu and Hoopla.
UK: Watch Thunder Road on Netflix; and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints on Prime.
Our interview with Lily about her two collaborations with Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women and First Cow, features in our ebook Roads to nowhere: Kelly Reichardt’s broken American dreams.
The chapter is free to read as a preview of the book. Read Lily’s amazing insights here.
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