He's trying to make a point, people! Pay attention!
Last night, director Kevin Smith confused the lot who came to see his new horror flick, Red State, at Sundance when he announced he already bought the rights to the film himself and wouldn't be accepting any other offers.
For weeks, Kevin has been telling sources that he would be holding a post-screening auction for the rights to Red, but in the end, he ended keeping the goods all for himself. He told the crowd he paid himself $20 for the flick and he's planning on a Oct. 19th release. So, what's with the stunt? Kevin explained to the audience:
"What we need to prove is that anyone can release a movie. Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up. It is just indie film 2.0 now. In indie film 2.0, we don’t let them sell our movie, we sell our movie ourselves.”
Alrighty then. We sure hope you know what you are doing. If this makes money, they'll call you a visionary. If it doesn't, well, let's just say we hope you hang onto that $20!
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