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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' directors give exclusive interview for ASU film screening

Poster of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie
March 22, 2019

The directors of Oscar-winning film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” recorded a video interview exclusively for ASU 365 Community Union’s free screening of the movie at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday, March 29.

At the screening, Arizona State University students and the surrounding community will have a chance to watch the interview with directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, who have been praised for their fresh vision of a different Spider-Man universe. In the video interview, they discuss their visual style and making a movie with a complex narrative.

They also talk about inclusivity and the importance it had on the film, which inspired the #AnyoneCanWearTheMask hashtag. Attendees at the ASU screening will be given Spider-Man masks to put on when prompted by the directors at the end of the video. The interview was made possible by ASU Film Spark, part of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and was inspired by the Herberger Institute’s Projecting All Voices initiative.

Film Spark partnered with Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures Animation and ASU alumnus Michael Helfant to secure the interview, which was conducted by Rashaud Williams and Mickey Molina, both students in the School of Film, Dance and Theater.

The main event will be the screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and is hosted by ASU 365 Community Union as part of its Movies on the Field series. Visit to RSVP to the screening. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium.