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Leaves of Grass Gets A Theatrical Release After All

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 20, 2010 at 1:42AM

Turns out Leaves of Grass isn't going straight to DVD, as previously reported; it will have a limited release on September 17th in New York City and Tulsa (where actor-writer-director Tim Blake Nelson grew up).
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Turns out Leaves of Grass isn't going straight to DVD, as previously reported; it will have a limited release on September 17th in New York City and Tulsa (where actor-writer-director Tim Blake Nelson grew up).

Almost a year ago, pre-Toronto Film Fest, TOH interviewed Nelson on directing Norton (who plays across from himself, as two brothers, one a pot dealer, the other a philosophy teacher), his filming process, and showing the film to the Coens. Nelson describes the film as being about "the unpredictable journey of a guy who learns that you really can’t exert control over your own life.” It sits at 50% on the Tomatometer with decidedly mixed reviews. The trailer is after the jump:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.