Open Dialogue with “The Trial of the Chicago 7” cinematographer Phedon Papamichael.

Phedon Papamichael is a master cinematographer working with the likes of James Mangold, Alexander Payne, Gore Verbinski, Jon Turteltaub and more. On this episode of Open Dialogue, Papamichael offers an in-depth look into the making of Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. We discover his favorite scene in this Netflix release and some challenges he faced along the way. Host, Noel T. Manning II also asks Papamichael to share some thoughts about his work with Payne, Mangold, Verbinski and life during the pandemic. Manning previously interviewed Papamichael for his work on Ford v Ferrari. You can also find engagement with writer/director Aaron Sorkin on Elements of Madness Q-Bits. 

Open Dialogue provides an opportunity for talents of the entertainment industry to talk about their craft, their hopes, and their ongoing journey of arts and entertainment. Noel T. Manning II, host of Open Dialogue, has been an entertainment journalist for over three decades and is a member of several film critics’ organizations.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 was in select theaters beginning September 25th, 2020 and became available for streaming on Netflix beginning October 16th, 2020. It is also earning recognition during awards season in numerous categories.

Footage is used by permission for review, commentary and educational purposes.


Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.

You can listen other interviews, as well as the audio from his television program Meet Me at the Movies on C19.TV and WGWG soundcloud stream

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