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    Sony Catches Sight of a Release Date for 'Land Ho!'

    Sony Pictures Classics has given a day-and-date to Sundance acquisition "Land Ho!," Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens' buzzy Icelandic road trip comedy out of the Park City fest.

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    Sundance Review: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens’ ‘Land Ho!’ Is A Charming Minor Work

    Disenchanted, though you wouldn’t know it at first, the lively and unruly Mitch is aware that his favorite ex-brother-in-law—the mild mannered Colin—is in the dumps following the demise of his second marriage. Having recently retired from life as a doctor, Mitch drops by to tell Colin he has a surpr...

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    Sundance Review: How the Road Trip Dramedy 'Land Ho,' From Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, Transcends Clichés

    Indie road trip comedies are perhaps the worst cliché of low budget American filmmaking, but "Land Ho!," the story of two aging men on a meandering vacation in Iceland, provides a notable exception.

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    'Hot Wheels' Gets A Director, David Gordon Green Producing New Movie From 'Cold Weather' Helmer Aaron Katz & More

    Martha Stephens ("Pilgrim Song") and Aaron Katz ("Cold Weather"), both graduates from the North Carolina School of Arts, have each cultivated promising film careers for themselves over the past few years (ie. the aforementioned films). Now, they will be co-directing a film they wrote together, a bud...

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    'Marie Antoinette' Producer Ross Katz To Helm 'The Amateur American' Starring Luke Evans

    The name Ross Katz might not sound familiar, but you've likely seen some of the films that have his name in the credits. As a producer, he put his weight behind a number of acclaimed films including "In the Bedroom," "Lost In Translation" and "Marie Antoinette." In 2009 he unveiled his debut feature...

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    Review: 'Cold Weather' A Winning Micro-Indie Mystery

    Mystery is a tricky genre to work in. Although there's an indisputable amount of excitement involved as the protagonist and audience alike piece together the puzzle, once all is solved every associated feeling fizzles, leaving little impact and less to chew on post-viewing. Some directors have worked tirelessly to avoid this sentiment, with examples such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "Cache" playing by some rules but ultimately turning into a different beast at the end of the day. Others, like "Brick," used talky-noir conventions and dropped them in a high school atmosphere. The result was a humorous and refreshing experience, maybe a littl...

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    Watch: Trailer For Aaron Katz's Excellent Indie Noir 'Cold Weather'

    We're at an interesting tipping point in contemporary independent American cinema, one where directors are starting to take the aesthetics and low-key character drama of the mumblecore scene, and marrying them with genre film, and it's producing some of the more original, innovative low-budget works in recent years. From The Duplass Brother's slasher pic "Baghead" and Gareth Edwards' creature flick "Monsters" to Brit Marling's Sundance one-two-punch of "Another Earth" and "The Sound of My Voice," it's a good time for anyone with an interest in the way that genre can be played with onscreen, and one of the best examples to date is Aaron Katz's...

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