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Bob Odenkirk

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What started as a DVD extra about traveling the festival circuit with his feature directorial debut, “Melvin Goes to Dinner,” got the Illinois-born sketch comedian Bob Odenkirk from Slamdance to Sundance. “The big show,” he intones — not to confuse Sundance with his “Mr. Show.” “Melvin,” which was shown at Slamdance last year, was sold to Sundance Channel. The 8-minute short, “The Frank International Film Festival,” will play in Sundance’s Midnight section with pic “Overnight.” “We had the most humble aspirations in making a little comedy film, but the tone we hit is something I’ve been trying to do for years,” says Odenkirk, who also will host a show for Sundance Channel this year.

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