Conversation: Lisa Cholodenko, Director of ‘The Kids Are All Right’

BY Molly Finnegan  July 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM EDT

At the center of the new film “The Kids Are All Right” is a loving, average family: two kids and two parents. In fact, two moms, Jules and Nic, played by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. When their kids decide to find and contact their biological father, the introduction of a new man in the family changes Nic and Jules’ relationship.

Lisa Cholodenko is the writer and director of “The Kids Are All Right,” in addition to “Laurel Canyon” and “High Art.”

 
I spoke with Cholodenko by phone today:

 
Watch a preview of “The Kids Are All Right”:

 
Editor’s Note: A full transcript will be added shortly.