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Schrader's The Canyons gets world premiere at Lincoln Center

On July 29, The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York will host the world premiere of Paul Schrader’s The Canyons, including a conversation with Schrader.

This is the first public screening of the film, after some buyers have seen it at closed market screenings such as in Cannes Marche.

Kent Jones, the New York Film Festival Program Director, said, “On one level, The Canyons is a visually and tonally precise, acid-etched horror story of souls wandering through a hyper-materialist hell, with a fearless and, I think, stunning performance by Lindsay Lohan at its center; on another level, it’s an inspiration and an example to us all: it’s difficult for me to imagine another filmmaker of Paul Schrader’s stature diving into the world of crowd-sourced moviemaking, let alone with such fervor, dedication and rigor.”

Schrader’s new film, written by Bret Easton Ellis, stars adult actor James Deen alongside Lindsay Lohan in the story of a couple going through a dark tour of human nature.

 

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