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Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries

Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries
X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer, whose first two features debuted at the Sundance Film Festival — including The Usual Suspects in 1995 — was one of the industry figures named to the Sundance juries that will judge this year’s films when the festival begins next week. Singer, who has X-Men: Days of Future Past due in May, will be one of five members of the U.S. Dramatic Jury. Other members of the juries include Tracy Chapman, Lone Scherfig, Leonard Maltin, and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). A complete list of the juries, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, can be viewed after the jump.
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Interview : Joshua Leonard (The Lie)

[Editor's Note: This interview was published during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.] Many will dismiss The Lie as another mumblecore graduate and not get why it’s worth making a movie for this, which is fine. Let them. There are enough of us out there who do get this. Written by Leonard with the participation of Jess Weixler, Mark Webber and Jeff Feuerzeig (director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston and an upcoming Untitled Chuck Wepner Project), I see this as a modern telling of Elia Kazan's The Arrangement, but do not take that to mean Leonard is conjuring Kirk Douglas in any way. Although come to think of it, Weixler could probably do a very fine Deborah Kerr. I invite you to check out my review, and listen to my pre-festival phone interview below where writer/director/co-star Joshua Leonard --- where we dig into the fabric and genesis of the film and how the actor went from The Blair Witch Project
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