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WATCH: Lynn Shelton Talks 'Touchy Feely' for NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! September 4, 2013 at 1:53PM

Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the New York Times, where director Lynn Shelton talks a pivotal scene from her new film "Touchy Feely," starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Josh Pais.
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"Touchy Feely"
"Touchy Feely"

Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the New York Times, where director Lynn Shelton talks a pivotal scene from her new film "Touchy Feely," starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Josh Pais. 

Here she discusses the scripted vs. improvised moments of the film, about a massage therapist's sudden aversion to bodily contact and its effect on her brother's dental practice. Seattle-based auteur Shelton previously directed "Your Sister's Sister" (2011) and "Humpday" (2009).

The film is out on VOD now and opens Friday via Magnolia Pictures. Read our TOH! review of the film and watch our video interview with Shelton and DeWitt from Sundance 2013 here.

This article is related to: Video, New York Times, Touchy Feely, Lynn Shelton, Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ellen Page


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