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Director/co-writer Andrew Edison’s high school comedy Bindlestiffs won an Audience prize at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and landed an even bigger prize via an acquisition deal with Toronto-based distributor and producer Phase 4 Films. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phase 4 Films announced plans to release the teen comedy under the Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures Presents banner, which it used for the Canadian release of Kevin Smith’s thriller Red State. Edison made his feature directorial debut with Bindlestiffs, the story of three high school virgins who escape to the inner city after being suspended from school in an attempt to recreate the plot of The Catcher in the Rye, although none of them have read The Catcher in the Rye. »

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