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Tusk (2014)

Opens on September 8

Director: Kevin Smith Run Time: 102 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2014

Starring: Ashley Greene, Haley Joel Osment, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Justin Long, Ralph Garman

Country: Canada, United States
Language: English

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About the film:

When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend to search for him.

“a weird, unpredictable movie that still feels like only Smith could have made it.”

—Eric Kohn for IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Ever since his emergence onto the national stage, writer-director Kevin Smith became the idol of aspiring filmmakers everywhere when his independent feature Clerks (1994)—made for a startlingly low sum of $27,575—earned awards at both the Cannes and Sundance film festivals and went on to become a wild success in limited art house release.

Self-referential to a fault, Smith uses his films to expand his fictional universe populated with a regular cast of characters who eventually crossed over into other mediums, including comic books and an animated television series. Some of Smith’s most well-known films include Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999) and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). As a podcaster, Smith cohosts several shows on his SModcast Podcast Network, including SModcast, Fatman Beyond, and the live show Hollywood Babble-On.

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