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    WATCH: Lynn Shelton Talks 'Touchy Feely' for NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the New York Times, where director Lynn Shelton talks a pivotal scene from her new film "Touchy Feely," starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Josh Pais.

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    Steve Carell in the Sweet, Endearing 'The Way Way Back'

    Just when it seemed that the days of overpaying for Sundance movies had ended, this year Fox Searchlight spent almost $10 million for the very conventional-sound coming-of-age movie The Way Way Back. That deal sent me into the screening room recently wondering if they'd lost their minds; I left ...

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    Allison Janney on Playing a Motormouth in 'The Way, Way Back,' Her Upcoming CBS Sitcom 'Mom,' and What She Binge Watches

    Allison Janney, the perennial scene stealer still best known to this day for her four-time (!) Emmy wining performance as C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing," appears as a supporting player in the Sundance smash "The Way, Way Back" (in theaters this Friday), yet walks away with the film thanks to a feroci...

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    Review: 'The Way, Way Back' Cost Fox Searchlight $10 Million. Was It Worth It?

    If there's one positive result from distributor Fox Searchlight's decision at the Sundance Film Festival to pay nearly $10 million for "The Way, Way Back," it should be this: It will remind people about "Adventureland," a far superior movie about an awkward, frustrated teen spending his summer worki...

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    Watch: Trailer For Steven Spielberg Produced JFK TV Doc 'Letters To Jackie' Featuring All-Star Voice Cast

    This fall will mark fifty years since November 22, 1963 -- a date that continues to haunt American history. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it seemed to mark an undeniable shift in the country, away from the positivity and hope that followed War War II, into a more fraught and frightened era ...

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    Watch: Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page Get 'Touchy Feely' in Trailer for Lynn Shelton's Latest

    In Lynn Shelton's fifth feature "Touchy Feely," Rosemarie DeWitt plays Abby, a free-spirited massage therapist who develops a crippling aversion to human touch. DeWitt previously worked with Shelton on "Your Sister's Sister," another family-centric dramedy from Sundance 2011, which earned DeWitt an ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Dramedy 'Touchy Feely' Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page & Scoot McNairy

    Premiering at Sundance earlier this year, "Touchy Feely" was a movie that didn't quite connect with us (read our review). That being said, this new trailer for the movie reminded our reviewer of the great moments contained within, and this cast is certainly worth seeing in any movie, no matter what.

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    10 Indie Actors You'll See on Network TV in the New Season

    The broadcast television networks have announced the shows that will comprise their 2013-14 schedules (check out the lineups for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox at those links), and you might be surprised at the indie cred of their collective casts. While cable networks have long seen actors with independent ...

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    Jason Reitman Staging Live Reading 'Glengarry Glen Ross' With All-Female Cast Including Robin Wright, Allison Janney & More

    One of the more interesting side gigs among filmmakers these days is Jason Reitman's occassional live readings of famous scripts. The format is pretty straightforward: he picks a script he likes, rounds up a bunch of starry friends and then hosts a live performance with the cast embodying the va...

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    Sundance Interview with Lynn Shelton – Director of Touchy Feely

    I had never met Lynn Shelton before last month but I already felt like I knew her. She has a way of telling us stories about other people that are really about all of us. Her new film Touchy Feely is about about a brother a sister, one who touches for a living and one who makes a point of not gett...

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