Screen Craft: DoP Phedon Papamichael talks ‘The Trial of The Chicago 7’, ‘Indiana Jones 5

Screen Daily Staff

March 9, 2021

Phedon Papamichael’s work on The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin’s account of the political prosecution of Vietnam War protesters in 1969, is built on in-depth research of documentary images and footage from the time. Filming is also synchronised to Sorkin’s dialogue-rich script, says the Oscar-nominated cinematographer, a frequent collaborator with filmmakers Alexander Payne and James Mangold.

Phedon Papamichael’s work on The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin’s account of the political prosecution of Vietnam War protesters in 1969, is built on in-depth research of documentary images and footage from the time. Filming is also synchronised to Sorkin’s dialogue-rich script, says the Oscar-nominated cinematographer, a frequent collaborator with filmmakers Alexander Payne and James Mangold.