Archive: Cannes, France, 15 May 2018 - at premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
1. Medium of Ron Howard speaking to reporter
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Howard, Director – on the Cannes premiere: "It was a blast. It was really great. The audience was very welcoming and very attentive. You could really just – no one jumped up to leave or go to the bathroom, or anything. I mean they were just in it, you know, applause at the end, which is you know, obviously gratifying. And a great jumping off place for a movie like ours. I mean, where better to speak to the whole world than Cannes?"
RON HOWARD TO MAKE DOCUMENTARY ON CALIFORNIA TOWN'S EFFORT TO REBUILD AFTER WILDFIRE
Director Ron Howard is planning to make a documentary about a Northern California town's attempt to rebuild after a devastating wildfire last year
National Geographic Documentary Films announced the project Thursday (24 JAN. 2019) which will focus on the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Paradise, California. In November of 2018, flames destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and displaced over 50,000 people. Its working title is ``Rebuilding Paradise.''
Howard said he has relatives in the area and was drawn to the universal human experience of the tragedy. The film will follow the residents of Paradise, first responders and volunteers helping to rebuild the town over the course of a year.
National Geographic Documentary Films is also the shop behind the climbing documentary ``Free Solo'' which was just nominated for an Oscar.