John Irvin on The Garden of Eden Film

One True Podcast welcomes award-winning director John Irvin to talk about his 2008 film adaptation of Hemingway's posthumous novel The Garden of Eden.

Irvin discusses the role Hemingway played in his own artistic development, the challenges of adapting Hemingway, and The Garden of Eden’s controversial subject matter. He recalls experiences directing Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Richard E. Grant, and Matthew Modine as well as the importance of filming on location at the Tanzania-Kenya border. Irvin also comments on the frustrating post-production phase of the film and its uneven reception. 

This episode was recorded on 6/12/2020.