The subjects of “On the Record,” a documentary detailing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by music mogul Russell Simmons, said that Oprah Winfrey’s decision earlier this month to pull out as an executive producer created its own form of trauma. But now that the film has premiered at Sundance, they and the filmmakers hope that they can reach some “reconciliation” with Winfrey.
Drew Dixon, Sherri Hines and Sil Lai Abrams were joined by directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering at TheWrap Studio in Sundance to explain how the flurry of attention the film received leading up to its Sundance bow made them feel silenced all over again. But now that the film has been well-received by critics and audiences at the fest, they’re ready to move past the drama.
“She loved it until she didn’t. On our end, we’re grateful. We never would’ve made this film without people of color involved behind the scenes as well,” Ziering told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman. “We do hope there’s some sort of reconciliation. We would welcome that,” Dick added.
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