"The biggest challenge was to get Alexander (Payne) to direct it. It's not that easy. It had been a while, and he's extraordinarily particular, as he should be," says producer Jim Burke.
Three helmers who made distinctive indie dramas demonstrate range and tenacity
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High-profile thesps give niche pics a stronger chance in crowded distribution playing field
And the Academy Award for best picture goes to a "festival film."
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