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The ‘White’ Stuff

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_white_stuff_20020419

"Jane White Is Sick & Twisted," which opens the Hollywood Underground Film Festival May 9, began when director David Michael Latt was feeling sick and, well, twisted at another festival in 1997. Latt, 35, had aspired to direct since his movie-themed bar mitzvah at Congregation Kol Tikvah, but many of his indie films were stuck in straight-to-video hell. Meanwhile, the festival darlings were being touted for shlocky flicks about incest or necrophilia. "It was like, exploit a sensational topic, and it doesn't matter if your movie is any good," he says. There's a sheepish pause. "Of course, I was jealous."

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