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“Trying to Play, More or Less, ‘By the Book'”: Results | Director Andrew Bujalski


What fear — whether it’s personal, or one related to the development, financing, production or distribution of your film — did you have to confront and conquer in the making of your movie?

I confronted plenty of fears, don’t know that I *conquered* any of them per se. On this movie I was taking most of the ideas & philosophies I’d developed over the last 15 years of work and tossing them out, trying to play instead, more or less, “by the book.” Of course I still made plenty of unconventional decisions and I suspect the movie is as idiosyncratic as anything I’ve done — but to even consult the damn “book” at all was terrifying.

[PREMIERE SCREENING: Tuesday January 27 at 12:15 pm — Eccles Theatre]

Sundance 2015 Responses

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