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    Interview: Lynn Shelton On 'Touchy Feely,' Improvisation & Having Catherine Keener As A Casting Director

    It's exciting at the moment to see some of the names who broke out of the independent scene in the middle of last decade -- the filmmakers often lazily grouped under "mumblecore," people like Mark and Jay Duplass, Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, et al. -- getting to play on bigger canvases with big na...

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    Exclusive: Lynn Shelton To Direct Adaptation Of Mishna Wolff's Memoir 'I'm Down'

    Lynn Shelton is nothing if not prolific. Since her 2006 feature debut "We Go Way Back," she's made five films, and since "Humpday" became a crossover hit, she's only gotten busier; that film was followed by "Your Sister's Sister" in 2011, and barely a year later, she was back with another feature, "...

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    Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired the world-wide distribution rights to Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely.

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    Sundance Review: Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' Flirts With Greatness, But Proves Too Listless & Frustrating

    There's a strange and opaque energy coursing through the veins of Lynn Shelton's languid fifth feature-length effort, "Touchy Feely." It's a little mysterious, to the film’s moody credit, and it’s a little unavailable and removed, to its detriment. Lead actress Rosemarie DeWitt admitted, "I didn't r...

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    New York Times Says ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.’ Should We Wait That Long?

    The great Carrie Rickey published a piece in the New York Times this past weekend with the depressing headline ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly’. The piece reported that in 2012, by their count, women directors hit a recent high of 9% of the 250 top grossing films.  That number...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #20: Lynn Shelton On Getting All 'Touchy Feely' With Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page

    Following last year's Park City hit "Your Sister's Sister," starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Blunt, and Mark Duplass, Lynn Shelton is back this year with the U.S. Dramatic contender "Touchy Feely." Shelton’s hit film "Humpday" won a Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the John ...

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Using Sundance to Shift the Narrative on Women Directors

    The happy glow has still not worn off the news that women directors have achieved gender parity in the US dramatic and documentary competitions. (But we must also remember that women are still not there in any of the other categories.) Women directors became the story. Here are some of the headli...

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    Lynn Shelton To Direct 'Laggies,' Still Eyeing Adaptation Of 'Then We Came To The End'

    Indie filmmaking stalwart Lynn Shelton -- who made a splash with "Humpday" a couple of years ago -- isn't in any particular hurry to go the studio route. Sure, she's helmed an episode of "Mad Men," but even her next film -- which flirts with Hollywood in casting Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mar...

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    Jeff Garlin, Lynn Shelton, Kristen Bell And More Join 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    Even the most casual dabbler in Internet jokes have seen the ad at the bottom of this piece, a baffling classified entry that holds infinite potential for a good story (and apparently 834509 memes). However, aspiring screenwriters better minimize their pirated Final Draft because filming has already...

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