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Magnolia Pictures is back in business with Seattle auteur Lynn Shelton, buying world rights for her fifth feature, the well-acted relationship comedy "Touchy Feely," which debuted at January's Sundance Film Festival. (Our video interview with Shelton and star Rosemarie DeWitt is here.) Magnolia released her 2009 breakout comedy "Humpday," starring Mark Duplass, who co-starred with DeWitt in Shelton's last film, "Your Sister's Sister." DeWitt's role in that film earned an Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress nomination. "Touchy Feely" also stars Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston and indie rock icon Tomo Nakayama (Grand Hallway). For Shelton, "Touchy Feely" marks her most personal film since her 2006 debut "we go way back." While Shelton's last two Sundance entries, the entirely improvised "Humpday," and 80% improvised "Your Sister's Sister," focused on observing male/female relationships, this one stars DeWitt as the »

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