Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Director Roundtable With Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and More

THR's Director Roundtable brings together Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins, Oliver Stone; THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

A weekend TV-programming note: Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series Sundays on SundanceTV.

The first episode of the season includes Mel Gibson ('Hacksaw Ridge'), Denzel Washington ('Fences'), Damien Chazelle ('La La Land'), Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight'), Oliver Stone ('Snowden'), and Mira Nair ('Queen of Katwe'), who discuss first gigs, the backlash over 'The Birth of a Nation' director Nate Parker's rape trial and their "painful" directing process: "It's like trying to cram 10 pounds of shit into a 5-pound bag."

Viewers can watch THR's roundtable discussions on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel's original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. Come back to THR.com every Monday after the shows air for the full, uncensored discussions online.

The first of seven episodes — the Director Roundtable — premiered Sunday, Jan. 15. Tune in next week for the Actor Roundtable on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV and on 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC). 

The filmed roundtable panels will feature Oscar nominees and other top stars of the year's most buzzed-about films, including actors, actresses, producers, directors, writers, documentarians, and songwriters. Guests will discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels will present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.

The complete schedule for the season is as follows:

Sunday, Jan. 15: Director Roundtable

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe)
Oliver Stone (Snowden)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Sunday, Jan. 22: Actor Roundtable

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden)
Dev Patel (Lion)

Sunday, Jan. 29: Actress Roundtable

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Sunday, Feb. 5: Producer Roundtable

Darren Aronofsky (Jackie)
Todd Black (Fences)
Matt Damon (Manchester by the Sea)
Emma Tillinger Kosokoff (Silence)
Frank Marshall (Sully)
Marc Platt (La La Land, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk)

Sunday, Feb 12: Writer Roundtable

Pedro Almodovar (Julieta)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Noah Oppenheim (Jackie)
Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures)
Taylor Sheriden (Hell or High Water)

Sunday, Feb. 19: Documentary Roundtable

Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America)
Werner Herzog (Into the Inferno)
Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)
Josh Kriegman (Weiner)
Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro)
Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated)

Sunday, Feb. 26: Songwriter Roundtable

Tori Amos (Audrie & Daisy)
Alicia Keys (Queen of Katwe)
John Legend (La La Land)
Sting (Jim: The James Foley Story)
Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
Pharrell Williams (Hidden Figures)

Sundance TV's HD Channels (for national providers):
AT&T U-verse 1798
Verizon FIOS 735
DirecTV 557
DISH 126

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