Behind the Scenes

Kevin Tent Explains the Editing Process Behind Alexander Payne’s ‘The Holdovers’

“The Holdovers,” set over Christmas vacation in 1970 at a New England boarding school for boys, is the bittersweet portrait of complicated relationships among a grumpy teacher with a troubled past (Paul Giamatti), his callow student (Dominic Sessa) and a long-suffering dining-hall cook (Da’Vine Joy Randolph). Tent talked about editing for tone, tempo and rhythm, as well as his efforts on behalf of picture editors as the president of ACE. […]