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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Blue Ruin’ Interview with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier

Blue Ruin is a barebones thriller that takes the motivations of revenge to the psyche of non-killers. Echoing the lawless nature of a western, the film from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier follows a broken man named by Dwight (Macon Blair) as he learns firsthand about the capacity for violence, by ways of self-defense and in offense aggression. His act of revenge against someone who hurt his family 17 years ago begins a cycle of violence that threatens to destroy two entire families.

Saulnier had directed one movie previously, 2007′s Murder Party. In between that feature, he was the director of photography for acclaimed indies like Putty Hill, In Our Nature, and I Used To Be Darker.

I sat down with Saulnier in an exclusive interview where we discuss the film’s rules of violence, his new understanding about race in the film market, the strong women that surround him, and more.
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DVD, Digital, VOD Release: In Our Nature

DVD, Digital & VOD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95

Studio: Flatiron/New Video/Cinedigm

Gabrielle Union, John Slattery, Jena Malone and Zach Gilford discuss matters over dinner in In Our Nature.

John Slattery (TV’s Mad Men), Zach Gilford (TV’s Friday Night Lights), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Gabrielle Union (10 Things I Hate About You) star in the 2012 independent drama film In Our Nature.

When Brooklynite Seth (Gilford) takes his girlfriend Andie (Malone) to his family’s weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, they are unexpectedly joined by his estranged father Gil (Slattery) and his much-younger new girlfriend, Vicky (Union). The women carefully persuade father and son to share the house for the first time since the summer vacations of Seth’s childhood. This unexpected family reunion in the great outdoors, fraught with tensions old and new, pushes them all to realize the
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‘Friday Night Lights’ Star Zach Gilford & Kiele Sanchez Are Married

Congratulations! Zach is officially off the market, as he married Kiele on Saturday Dec. 29 in Napa Valley!

Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford, 30, wed Glades star Kiele Sanchez, 36, on Dec. 29!

The couple met in early 2010 while they were costarring in the ABC pilot The Matadors, however, it was never picked up to series.

“She is the most amazing woman in the world,” Zach told Us Weekly of Kiele during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in 2012.

In July, Zach revealed to E! News that the couple’s wedding plans were “magical.”

“We set a date,” he said. “We found a magical, magical place to get married and I’m excited. It is going to be cool.”

This is Zach’s first marriage and the second for Kiele, who is divorced from writer and film director Zach Helm.

Zach is best known for playing quarterback Matt Saracen on NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
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Gabrielle Union Is Consoled By John Slattery In Clip From 'In Our Nature'

I didn't even realize that this was already out in theaters, although in a very limited release, playing on just one screen in the entire country. It looks like it may be gone from theaters.  But don't fret, if you were interested in seeing it, because it'll be released on home video in early February. So you don't have very long to wait. Cinedigm and New Video acquired domestic (USA) distribution rights to In Our Nature, which premiered this year at the SXSW Film Festival, earlier this year.  Gabrielle Union co-stars in this indie dramedy, alongside Jena MaloneZach Gilford and John Slattery,...
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Giveaway: Win Passes To Brian Savelson’s ‘In Our Nature’

Hey, Rejects! Live in the Austin area? Love independent film? Love free movie passes? Have we got a giveaway for you! Be the first two people to comment on this post and snag yourself a pass to see Brian Savelson’s In Our Nature at the Regal Arbor 8 here in Austin, Texas during any showing between 12/17 and 12/20. The film stars John Slattery (Mad Men), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Jena Malone (Into The Wild), and Gabrielle Union (10 Things I Hate About You). The film is only being released theatrically in New York (opened on 12/7) and Austin, so it’s a special treat for Austinites to get to see the film. Each pass admits two people so bring a date. The winners’ passes will be waiting at the theater box office. Special treat! Director Brian Savelson and producer Anish Savjani (former Austinite and Austin Film Society member) will be in attendance at the 7:30Pm screenings on Friday
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Review: In Our Nature

What's the nature of In Our Nature? Smart but rather dull, like a sophisticated person who needs better stories to tell.

I had hoped the producers of Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy -- two of my favorite quiet little movies -- would deliver another entertaining and keenly observant film with In Our Nature. But while Vincent Savino and Anish Savjani's new film says some compelling things about human relationships, it suffers from a plodding pace and only mildly interesting narrative.

In Our Nature is set entirely in an upstate New York weekend home, where young Brooklynites Seth (Zach Gilford) and Andie (Jena Malone) hope to spend a romantic weekend. Shortly after they arrive, Seth's long-estranged father, Gil (John Slattery), who owns the house, shows up unexpectedly with his much-younger girlfriend, Vicky (Gabrielle Union). Tempers flare immediately, as Seth and Gil blame each other for the scheduling mix-up.

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Win Tickets to See 'In Our Nature' Next Week

The indie drama In Our Nature, which premiered at SXSW in March, returns to Austin on Friday for a theatrical run. The movie stars Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, Zach Gilford and John Slattery.

Look for Don's review this afternoon -- among other things, he's says it's "an astute film with much to say about family dynamics." It's about a father and son spending a weekend with their respective partners at a vacation home in upstate New York.

We have two pairs of tickets to give away to see In Our Nature at Regal Arbor 8. You can use these tickets to attend any screening of the movie at the Arbor from Monday 12/17 through Thursday 12/20. Tickets must be redeemed at the box office and seating is subject to availability.

If you can't wait for Monday and want to see the movie this weekend, I recommend going to the 7:30 pm screenings on
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Weinberg Reviews In Our Nature, a Low-Key Character Film That Rings True

Sometimes you're just in the mood for a low-budget, four-character indie film in which a few flawed but very relatable folks deal with their low-key stresses, concerns, and issues in a way that, at the very least, rings true and, in the best cases, offers a viewer something that feels personal and familiar. The low-key but smoothly accessible In Our Nature is definitely one of those films. First-time writer/director Brian Savelson is interested in little more than presenting a story about a strained relationship between a father and his grown son, and how it begins to heal with some integral help from two very smart women. Seth is a popular musician who brings his longtime girlfriend to the rarely-used family cabin. Their fun is interrupted...
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Q&A: Zach Gilford on 'Nature,' Family and 'Friday Night Lights'

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More likely than not, you know Zach Gilford best as Matt Saracen from "Friday Night Lights."

But, when he's not wearing a football uniform – or hospital scrubs, as the case has been on his subsequent television shows, "Off the Map" and this season's "Mob Doctor" – you might just find him in the woods. The 30-year-old actor considers himself an outdoorsman, spending his free time hiking, camping and the like, which worked out perfectly for his latest foray onto the big screen, "In Our Nature."

The movie follows Gilford's Seth and his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) as they head to Seth's "cabin" in upstate New York. Little do they know that Seth's somewhat estranged father ("Mad Men"'s John Slattery) and his city mouse girlfriend (Gabrielle Union) have similar plans. Needless to say, significant awkwardness ensues.

Thankfully, Gilford was able to flex some of those outdoor muscles in the film and
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John Slattery and Zach Gilford on In Our Nature, Meeting Dwyane Wade, and Zach’s Potential Mad Men Cameo

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John Slattery and Zach Gilford on In Our Nature, Meeting Dwyane Wade, and Zach’s Potential Mad Men Cameo
We once thought only in our dreams would Roger Sterling play father to Matt Saracen. But In Our Nature is as close as we'll get for now. The film, which opens today in New York and Austin, stars John Slattery and Zach Gilford as an estranged father and son who, unbeknownst to each other, both head up to the family cabin with their respective girlfriends at the same time. Slattery's character Gil and Vicky (Gabrielle Union) show up as Gilford's Seth and Andie (played by Jena Malone) are about to enjoy some cabin coitus, and that's only the beginning of the awkwardness. We caught up with the guys recently and learned about how they passed the time together in the woods for a month during filming (Union's boyfriend Dwyane Wade visited and lost to Gilford in Words With Friends) and whether we'll ever see the two reunite on Mad Men.
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New to Theatres This Weekend: Playing for Keeps, Lay the Favorite, Hyde Park on Hudson

We've hit an early December lull at multiplexes this weekend as we prepare for the onslaught of big holiday blockbusters that will soon be here. The only major release in theatres this week is the Gerard Butler rom-com Playing for Keeps, although End of Watch is also returning to a significant number of theatres for an awards season run. Does it really have a shot at an Oscar? It seems like a bit of a stretch to me. In select theatres, look for Bill Murray playing Fdr in Hyde Park on Hudson, which has been getting pretty disappointing reviews, along with Lay the Favorite starring Bruce Willis and Deadfall starring Eric Bana. If that's not enough, we've also got a South Korean Twilight rip-off called A Werewolf Boy. What will you be watching this weekend? Playing for Keeps End of Watch (re-release) Lay the Favorite (limited) Hyde Park on Hudson
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Review: 'In Our Nature' An Exploration Of Discord & Dysfunction Backed By Strong Performances

If it weren’t for dysfunctional relationships, independent films might never have any stories to tell. “In Our Nature” is the latest in a long line of small-scale films about children who don’t get along with their parents, and the terms both come to in the process of a shared experience that throws them together – in predictably unwitting fashion, of course. But solid performances from the central quartet of actors, including Zack Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union elevate Brian Savelson’s debut as a writer and director despite its familiarity as not just a story but almost an entire cinematic subgenre. Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) and Malone (“Sucker Punch”) play Seth and Andie, a young couple from Brooklyn that drives up in the woods for a getaway in his family’s lake house. Shortly after they arrive, Seth’s dad Gil (Slattery) shows up with his girlfriend Vicky (Union) in tow,
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'In Our Nature' Exclusive Clip: Jena Malone and Zach Gilford Get Intimate

With the holidays approaching, there's always a desire to watch movies about families, whether it's a comedy about returning home to a hilariously dysfunctional family for Christmas, or something deeper and more intimate like In Our Nature. Starring Jena Malone, Zach Gilford, John Slattery and Gabriel Union, In Our Nature is a unique personal drama that centers on a family at a crossroads who, over the course of one weekend at a cabin in Upstate New York, come together to examine their relationships with each other and their lives moving forward. Check out this exclusive clip from the film, due out in New York City on December 7 and Austin, Texas on December 14. To learn more, visit In Our Nature on Facebook or check out its official website. Here's the official...

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'In Our Nature' Exclusive Clip: Jena Malone and Zach Gilford Get Initimate

With the holidays approaching, there's always a desire to watch movies about families, whether it's a comedy about returning home to a hilariously dysfunctional family for Christmas, or something deeper and more intimate, like In Our Nature. Starring Jena Malone, Zach Gilford, John Slattery and Gabriel Union, In Our Nature is a unique personal drama that centers on a family at a crossroads who, over the course of one weekend at a cabin in Upstate New York, come together to examine their relationships with each other and their lives moving forward. Check out this exclusive clip from the film, due out in New York City on December 7 and Austin, Texas on December 14. To learn more, visit In Our Nature on Facebook or check out its official website. Here's the official...

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Out This Week: 10 Reviews of New Indie Releases From 'Cheerful Weather at the Wedding' to 'Waiting for Lightning'

Out This Week: 10 Reviews of New Indie Releases From 'Cheerful Weather at the Wedding' to 'Waiting for Lightning'
This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new release, including films on VOD (and in certain cases some studio releases). Specifics release dates and locations follow each review. Reviews This Week "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" "Deadfall" "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" "Hyde Park on Hudson" "Heleno" "In Our Nature" "Lay the Favorite" "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" "Tchoupitoulas" "Waiting for Lightning" *** "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" So you like "Downton Abbey"? Then "Cheerful Weather For The Wedding" was probably made for you -- especially because, as with the show, Elizabeth McGovern remains the matriarch. But while it's well-acted and nicely shot, it trades the show's fun, soapy...
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Gallery: 'Friday Night Lights' Stars Ready For Their Close-Ups

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If you're like us, you love the holiday season, but kinda wish you could spend it in Dillon, Texas, with the Taylor family.

Actually, this year, you almost can. Coach himself, Kyle Chandler, stars in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," while Mrs. Coach Connie Britton graces the big screen in "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas." As for the young-uns, you've probably already caught Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) in theaters in "Red Dawn" and might want to make a date to see Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) in "In Our Nature" this month.

In fact, why wait to get a good look at them? We figured it was time to pay homage to the (incredibly attractive) cast of "Friday Night Lights" as they're about to see their names in lights for real. And, thus, we were inspired to create this gallery of the "Friday Night Lights" gang in movies, past, present and future.
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In Our Nature | Review

Forces of Nurture: Savelson’s Debut an Understated Ensemble of Well Tread Angst

For his feature film debut, Brian Savelson has acquired an impressive four person ensemble that examines everything from parent and child relationships, round two families, and even a nod to Chekov with some estate squabbles. There’s a definite sense, that only deepens as In Our Nature reaches its last lap, that this is familiar territory, a quartet of characters constantly undermining or over compensating in their surroundings as they navigate the miasma of the dysfunctional family discourse. While this doesn’t detract from Savelson’s well-written scenario, per se, there are several moments where we get lost in really caring how or why any of these people will ever resolve their personal issues.

Leaving behind Brooklyn for the weekend, aspiring chef Seth (Zach Gilford) takes longtime girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) to his father’s cabin, which
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In Our Nature Movie Review

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In Our Nature Movie Review
Title: In Our Nature Director: Brian Savelson Starring: Zach Gilford (TV’s ‘Friday Night Lights’), Jena Malone (‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’), Gabrielle Union and John Slattery (TV’s ‘Mad Men’) Filming a low-budget, independent film with a first-time feature writer and director can be taunting for many actors, but filmmaker Brian Savelson effortlessly found the perfect cast to create a realistic, emotional, character-driven movie with his new drama, ‘In Our Nature.’ With a talented quartet of well-known actors, including Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, John Slattery and Zack Gilford, Savelson rightfully forgoed featuring any other characters and set the story in an isolated home to truly focus on the tension and strained [ Read More ]

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Watch an Exclusive Clip From In Our Nature With John Slattery and Jena Malone

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Watch an Exclusive Clip From In Our Nature With John Slattery and Jena Malone
It's fun when actors from favorite TV shows intermingle in movies. Remember how exciting it was to see both Walter White and Coach Taylor in Argo? In In Our Nature, which comes out this weekend in New York and Austin, Roger Sterling (John Slattery) plays the dad of Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford). (Hopefully this dad's face remains intact.) The film revolves around a wild weekend in which both the estranged father and son bring their respective girlfriends to their vacation home. In this clip, that old dog Sterling shares an expectedly too-flirtatious moment with Saracen's girlfriend (played by Jena Malone) over a marijuana cigarette. A man does a little LSD and now it's Woodstock 24/7.
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Zach Gilford On 'The Mob Doctor's' Fate, Mitt Romney And More

Zach Gilford On 'The Mob Doctor's' Fate, Mitt Romney And More
Though he is best known for his role as the lovable Matt Saracen on "Friday Night Lights," Zach Gilford is popping up everywhere these days.

Not only is he leading Fox's freshman drama "The Mob Doctor" alongside Jordana Spiro, but Gilford is also co-starring in the new inside film "In Our Nature," opposite John Slattery.

Gilford took a few minutes to talk to HuffPost about his new film, the trouble "The Mob Doctor" is in and Mitt Romney's use of the famous "Friday Night Lights" slogan in his 2012 campaign.

So "The Mob Doctor" just got its last four episodes ...

Pushed up? It's just because people are so excited to see them! [Laughs]. You know, it is what it is. I grew up in Chicago, which is where we shoot, so it was fun shooting there. It's just such a cool town. The crew is amazing, and our cast is a really good group of people.
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