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Richard Kelly on Political Extremism in “Southland Tales”

Richard Kelly on Political Extremism in "Southland Tales"

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Over on the regular indieWIRE site (i.e. the mothership), you can find a piece written by yours truly on Richard Kelly’s new film “Southland Tales” and his recent appearance at Apple Store SoHo, where he explained the film’s connection to “Donnie Darko” and his political motivations behind creating his insanely complex new film:

“Everyone has their post-9/11 anxiety and for me my way of dealing with it was to make this movie and to try to take a paint brush and paint my anxiety on a canvas.” Kelly added, “I’m a liberal and I’m frustrated and angry and I wish things were different. I wanted to show the polarization that has occurred and the extremes of the far right and the extremes of the far left.”

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