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‘The Canyons’ Picked Up by IFC

Perhaps Paul Schrader can take a deep breath now that his controversial drama, The Canyons, has been acquired by IFC. Schrader had a bit of a tantrum after the movie, starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, was shunned by the indie-festival circuit—lashing out at Austin’s South by Southwest festival in particular—apparently unaware that the film’s representation already had offers on the table. IFC’s official announcement includes a quote from Kent Jones, director of programming for the New York Film Festival, who called Lohan’s performance “stunning” and the film “an inspiration and an example to us all.”

February 15, 2013 11:58 AM