Nineteen studios presenting 44 films. This year’s Contenders event was a huge success, outstripping last year’s 12 studios. Where to Invade Next director Michael Moore spoke about how he’s revolutionizing the exhibition business, the musicians from the Broad Green documentary Song of Lahore raised the roof with a toe-tapping performance and there were clips from awards contenders that haven’t seen the light of day including Joy, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Concussion and The Big Short. Among some of those thesps stopping by were Carey Mulligan from Suffragette, Benicio Del Toro from Sicario, Adam McKay from Paramount’s The Big Short, Elizabeth Banks from Love & Mercy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt from The Walk. Below is how it all went down at Deadline’s 2015 Contenders event:
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