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Sundance: How 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' Director Pulled Off a Documentary About The National Lampoon

3 February 2015 8:32 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the president of the New York-based production company 4th Row Films, Douglas Tirola has produced "Kati with an I" and "Actress," among other documentaries. Previously, he directed "An Omar Broadway Film," "All In - The Poker Movie" and "Hey Bartender." Indiewire met up with Tirola to talk about "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon," which premiered last week at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Read More: Review: Robert Greene's Mesmerizing "Actress" You pitched the film to The National Lampoon to get the rights to the original art work. What was your pitch? The pitch came down to two things. One was that we were going to tell the story of the Lampoon and instead of following one character, the arc was going to follow the arc of the Lampoon. Part of what makes the Lampoon so great is that it's sort of like a college »

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