Indiewire respond to that article with this take on the film, written by our co-founder Eugene Hernandez. In the article, Schrader called the film "cinema for the post theatrical era," which makes IFC Films -- a pioneer in the VOD market (where "Canyons" surely could do quite well in) -- a very good firt.
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The modern-day Los Angeles-set film -- written by Bret Easton Ellis -- stars Lohan and adult film star James Deen. Producer Braxton Pope led the DIY film’s extensive new media strategies which included crowdfunding and online casting.
The film will premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms in early summer in conjunction with a Special Presentation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center where "The Canyons" will be screened and followed by a conversation with Schrader and Kent Jones, Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival.
Schrader presented a Master Class on crowdsourcing and DIY production at last year's New York Film Festival and will return to expand upon the process of making the film in a post-screening discussion.
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