By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Howard Rodman

“So much that I treasure today – so many dear friends, so much hard-earned wisdom – has come out of he Sundance Labs family. I would move anything out of the way to make room for Sundance in my life, don’t tell her. Via Sundance I’ve spend the last almost two decades in the company of the independent filmmakers, emerging and established, who’ve not lost the ability to astonish or to inspire. In a time where so many are writing about heroes, they’re writing about people. Whenever the industrial filmmaking machine forgets its purpose, this army of brave and independent women and men is always there to remind us.”
~ Howard Rodman

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What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
To have to die.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Nothing.

What is your favourite smell?
Fracas perfume by Robert Piguet.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
The lost plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
~ Isabelle Huppert at 65

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~ Anthony Hopkins