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INTERVIEW: Zal Batmanglij Separates Fact from Fiction for thriller THE EAST

1:15 PM 5/31/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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In 2009, Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling took a journey. “We lived on the road, exploring America’s underground,” Batmanglij says. There they met men and women who were hopping trains, dumpster diving and living outside as a political gesture. At the time, “it wasn’t research, it was just living life.” The two were interested in “infiltrating the film industry” which makes this story of a piece with The Sound of My Voice, their last thriller about infiltrating a culture, but at the time they met this era’s conscientious objectors, they had no plans to make a film about them.
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Sundance 2013: Premieres & Doc Lineup -- Including 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace'

feedproxy.google.com – Returning Sundance directors dominate the Sundance and documentary premieres roster, which shows the impact of actors being willing to lend their names to indie fare, not only as actors but as directors. Sundance stalwart Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directing debut with "Don Jon's Addiction," co-starring Scarlett Johansson. Many of the films that have never been seen before will be eagerly attended by acquisitions executives. 7 years 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Shiloh Fernandez heads 'East'

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Patricia Clarkson joins 'The East'

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Alexander Skarsgard Headed To 'The East'

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