Iconoclasts Season 3 (Sundance Channel)

Iconoclasts, broadcast for 6 critically acclaimed seasons on SundanceTV, has featured an unprecedented roster of contemporary innovators, celebrating the best in art, cinema, music, cuisine, sports and philanthropy. Every half-hour episode of Iconoclasts pairs two creative visionaries from different fields in an intimate setting allowing them to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes.  These interactions allow the viewer extraordinary access to the unpredictable exchanges between these two icons that reveal each participants life’s work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Sean Penn FILMMAKER + AUTHOR Jon Krakauer
The third season's opening episode unites actor Sean Penn and best-selling author Jon Krakauer ("Into Thin Air", "Under the Banner of Heaven"). Penn recently adapted and directed a film starring Emile Hirsch based on Krakauer's "Into the Wild", the true story of a young man who disappeared in the Alaskan wilderness. This episode includes music from the INTO THE WILD soundtrack composed and performed by Eddie Vedder.

Madeleine Albright DIPLOMAT + ACTOR Ashley Judd
Two distinctly different stories of female empowerment are reflected in the life stories of Madeleine Albright and Ashley Judd, who are featured in this episode.  In Washington, D.C. they discuss their recent volunteer work with international organizations promoting democracy and health in developing countries. 

Mike Myers ACTOR + PHILOSOPHER Deepak Chopra 
In this episode, comedian and actor Mike Myers meets with author, physician and philosopher Deepak Chopra in New York to consider the importance of humor in one's individual quest for peace and happiness.  Later, while strolling through Central Park, Myers and Chopra recount their experiences with "The Beatles".

Howard Schultz ENTREPRENEUR + PRODUCER Norman Lear
In this episode, two men who changed the face of America, entertainment producer Norman Lear and Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, discuss creative entrepreneurship. In his home, Lear shows his original copy of the Declaration of Independence, while in Seattle, the pair visits the first Starbucks store.

Ruby Dee ACTRESS+ Alicia Keys MUSICIAN                                                                                                                                                                                                            This episode spans generations as singer Alicia Keys meets actress Ruby Dee, who stroll through Harlem and discover that their childhood homes were only a few blocks apart. Separately, Keys allows cameras to visit her studio for an intimate interview and Dee appears at the Apollo Theater’s Spring Benefit.       

MUSICIAN Wynton Maraslis + John Besh CHEF                                                                                                                                                                                
This episode presents musician Wynton Marsalis and chef John Besh reflecting upon the importance of the city of New Orleans in their life and work. Meeting at musical and culinary events in New York, Montreal and New Orleans, Marsalis and Besh movingly testify to the city’s enduring cultural influence.

Credits

Directors
Joe Berlinger
Bruce Sinofsky 
Producers
Sidney Beaumont 
Andrew Fried
Caroline Suh
Christine Walters
Brian Glazer 
Editors
Joshua L. Pearson
Tom Donahue 
Jonah Moran
Charlene Rule
Jill Schweitzer 
Kristine Smith 
Executive Producers
Robert Redford
Jon Kamen
Frank Scherma 
Justin Wilkes 
Joe Berlinger
Laura Michalchyshyn
Lynne Kirby
Kirk Iwanowski     
Directors of Photography 
Etienne Sauret
Vic Losick
Trish Govoni
Paul Bozymowski