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    Katie Aselton and Mark Duplass Talk Showing Off Action Star Chops Via Their Dark Thriller 'Black Rock'

    "The Freebie" writer-director (and indie darling) Katie Aselton is back after her well-received debut with a film that couldn't be further from her winning romantic comedy. Boasting a screenplay by her husband and co-star on FX's hit series "The League," her second feature "Black Rock" centers on a ...

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    Sundance Film Festival Announces Out of Competition Lineups

    The Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2012 Out of Competition titles, which will screen in the event's Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> (yep, that symbol is part of the name) and New Frontier sections. Today's announcement comes on the heels of yesterday's U.S. an...

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    Katie Aselton Likens 'The Freebie' To A Horror Movie, Gives Relationship Insight

    Creeping quietly out of the wake of Sundance 2010 is Katie Aselton's "The Freebie," finally available on DVD for all of us regular peons to watch. The wait was worth it: taking a cue from the Duplass brothers' work ethic (Mark is her husband, fyi), Aselton has woven an ugly, disheartening, and (most importantly) real relationship story, complete with grounded performances and a fractured structure that mirrors the breakdown of their bond. It's one that deserves a watch despite the negative connotations it might evoke due to its association with the mumblecore movement and the usually... not our favorite... Dax Shepard. The filmmaker was kind ...

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    New Katie Aselton ('The Freebie') Will Be A Thriller, 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Still Being Edited

    We chatted with actor/director Katie Aselton (wife of filmmaker Mark Duplass) recently; the filmmaker doing the rounds of promotion for the DVD release of "The Freebie," her directorial debut also starring Dax Shepard. The disc arrives on January 11th, so pre-order and add to queues appropriately: t...

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    FUTURES | Producer, Editor, Director Adele Romanski

    An editor, producer and now trying her hand at directing, Adele Romanski has traveled the gamut behind the camera. She produced David Robert Mitchell's "The Myth of the American Sleepover," as well as Katie Aselton’s directorial debut, "The Freebie," which screened in the inaugural NEXT section at t...

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    Phase 4 Snags "The Freebie"

    After a bidding war between four companies, Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival entry "The Freebie" in a mid-six figure deal. Part of the inaugural NEXT section highlighting American independents, the film was written, directed by and stars Katie Asel...

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    Sundance '10 | Katie Aselton's Hubby Convinced Her to Make a Movie About Open Relationships

    Actress Katie Aselton is taking the Sundance stage with her first film as a director. She's decided to write and direct herself into a role after she not "getting the jobs that she wanted." Her husband, Mumblecore royalty Mark Duplass, encouraged Aselton to do what he and his brother did several ye...

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