Sam & Kate is a heartfelt family dramedy from writer-director Darren Le Gallo. It’s a low-key piece, which features a collection of strong performances from its cast – Dustin Hoffman, Sissy Spacek, Jake Hoffman, Schuyler Fisk and Henry Thomas. They all manage to cover a wide range of emotions, delivering plenty of light-hearted moments amongst the very honest dramatic beats.
Aside from the well honed screenplay, Sam & Kate is notable because it not only features the pairing of Hoffman and Spacek – but because Jake Hoffman is the son of The Graduate star, while Fisk is the daughter of the acclaimed Badlands actress.
Darren Le Gallo, Schuyler Fisk and Henry Thomas all joined the Movies In Focus podcast to talk about their time working on film.
Le Gallo discussed the film’s long gestation period and how it came to star two Hollywood greats and their offspring. Fisk discussed working with her mother as well as her musical career and Thomas touched on everything from his upcoming projects to well the pros and cons of streaming and the theatrical releasing.
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