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[Updated] Kevin Smith buys his own movie

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Update: There's a YouTube video up that has Kevin's full Sundance speech. It's worth checking out, but it's 26 minutes long. Check it out after the break. Also, Vulture has Kevin's full two hour self defense essay he wrote out on Twitter today. I'm not brave enough to post it here, so check out Vulture's post.

Right after the debut of his latest film Red State at Sundance, Kevin Smith bought his own film for $20, with plans to distribute it himself. Whaaaat?

As per /Film’s scoop, Smith has thrown out the more traditional method of distribution (selling the film to a studio, who then releases the flick to theatres), and will be distributing the film himself.  And it’ll all kick off with a cross-country tour starting on March 5. Smith will be bringing Red State to various large cities for a sneak peek, as well as a Q&A with the man himself. After the break, you can read my reaction to Kevin's decision. There's also that sweet video down there. C'mon, read past the break.

Update: There's a YouTube video up that has Kevin's full Sundance speech. It's worth checking out, but it's 26 minutes long. Check it out after the break. Also, Vulture has Kevin's full two hour self defense essay he wrote out on Twitter today. I'm not brave enough to post it here, so check out Vulture's post.

Right after the debut of his latest film Red State at Sundance, Kevin Smith bought his own film for $20, with plans to distribute it himself. Whaaaat?

As per /Film’s scoop, Smith has thrown out the more traditional method of distribution (selling the film to a studio, who then releases the flick to theatres), and will be distributing the film himself.  And it’ll all kick off with a cross-country tour starting on March 5. Smith will be bringing Red State to various large cities for a sneak peek, as well as a Q&A with the man himself. After the break, you can read my reaction to Kevin's decision. There's also that sweet video down there. C'mon, read past the break.

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Loads of angry nerds across the internet are giving Kevin a lot of crap for this move, but in reality, it’s probably the best thing to happen to him and his movies. Hollywood has never been a place for indies, so why let the studios buy your film and let it sit on a shelf for months (years sometimes), to only get it on three screens in New York? The way Smith is conducting his business means the theatres get a better slice of the money, and you cut out those god-awful big studios. If this works out, independent cinema will have another renaissance the likes of which haven’t been seen since the early Miramax days.

[via /Film, via Cooper’s Dell, via Vulture]

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