Director's Cut trailer

With Slamdance and Sundance happening concurrently, Park City is going to be the place to be for fans of indie cinema for the next two weeks. One of the most intriguing titles set to debut at the former is Director’s CutAdam Rifkin‘s very meta horror movie starring Penn Jillette.

A crowdsourced movie about a crowdsourced movie gone awry, Director’s Cut centers on Herbert Blount (Jillette), an unhinged cineaste who decides to take over control of a film project he helped fund. He kidnaps the lead actress (Missi Pyle) and forces her to act out the scenes he’s written, while her co-stars (Harry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur) wonder about her disappearance. The entire film takes the form of a director’s cut of Blout’s finished masterpiece. Like I said, it’s very meta. Watch the Director’s Cut trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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