Laura Dern was in San Francisco bay area to attend Mill Valley Film Festival, where “Wild” was the closing night film.Last year her father Bruce Dern was honored at the festival for his role in “Nebraska”
“Wild” is based on a real life story by Cheryl Strayed, who trekked and successfully completed the 1,100 Pacific Crest Trail. Reese Weatherspoon played Strayed, while Dern played the role of Strayed’s mother in the film. “Wild” is directed by Jean-Marc Valle of “Dallas Buyers Club” fame.
In this video interview Dern talks about the making of “Wild,” working with Strayed and how she first came to the Mill Valley Film Festival for the promotion of her first film in the 1990s.