Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester are a generation apart, but they share a sense of humour and a passion for cinema. Soderbergh’s freshman film, sex, lies and videotape, inaugurated a movement in US independent cinema. Lester’s freewheeling work in the ‘60s and ‘70s (Help!, A Hard Day’s Night, The Knack, How I Won the War, Petulia) helped create a ‘new wave’ of British film-making. Here, the two cineastes discuss their mutual passion for the medium in a frank, funny and free-ranging series of interviews. Also included is Soderbergh’s diary of an extraordinary twelve months in which he ventured into ‘guerrilla film-making’ with off-beat projects Schizopolis and Gray’s Anatomy, before returning to the Hollywood fray with the George Clooney hit Out of Sight.