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Can Todd Solondz Survive? "Dark Horse" Still Dark Horse with Distribs

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 12, 2011 9:58 AM
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Todd Solondz's "Happiness" and "Life During Wartime" are among my favorite American independent films. While Solondz was a household name in the indie movement in the mid-'90s with "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and the searing social satire "Happiness," his popularity has faded. But I can't think of a director who so brilliantly uncovers social discomfort, and who so effectively combines humor, cruelty and sadness. In a recently published interview in the Financial Times, of all places, Solondz faced up to his unsteady standing in the industry.

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