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Alexander Payne

Monday, June 14, 2010

Alexander Payne is not only an Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, Director and Producer, he is also a Nebraskan, who’s made many of his movies back home.  And, no surprise, one of our most popular Salon guests.

Before he won the Oscar for Sideways, before About Schmidt and Election and Citizen Ruth…there was THE PASSION OF MARTIN.  The story of a photographer who falls in love with one of his subjects, this 50-minute dark comedy was Alexander’s UCLA film thesis.  It became a Sundance Film Festival selection and the film that put him on track to becoming one of Hollywood’s major players.

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