After the premiere of Camp X-Ray last week, director Peter Sattler and the cast members Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaadi and Lane Garrison stopped by a whole group of us to talk about the drama which is about a Guantanamo Bay prison guard.
The cast spoke about shooting the film at a prison in Whittier, California, where they practically recreated Guantanamo.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart plays the young guard, who strikes up a friendship with one of the prisoners played by Moaadi.
"There's a lot of reference material you go through. So we came to know the hallways through these documentaries, so the first time I walked onto the finished set, it was like you walked into the documentary," she said. "And it's said to be haunted."
The cast agreed with Stewart that the Whittier prison had a strange feeling to it.
"Its like the walls and floors have memories," she added.
Stewart shared with us an interesting story about meeting founder Robert Redford at the film fest.
"He was, like, 'How you doing?' And I shook his hand, and he was, like, 'Are you nervous?' and I was, like, 'Yeah, I'm shitting my pants,' and he was, like, 'Good, it would be weird if you weren't,'" she said.
"Is he that important", asked a reporter.
"Apparently he thinks he is. But maybe he knew I was talking about the prison."
This is Barry Lopez for $tar$. The only thing that disappointed me was the way Stewart Kristen talked. She sounded like a thirteen-year-old. You wouldn't know that from her performance in the movies.