Reese Witherspoon

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VIFF 2014 Opening Gala: The Crowd Went Wild

The 33rd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off last night with the gala screening of "Wild," directed by Canada's own Jean-Marc Vallée. Although he and his cast were not in attendance -- VIFF rarely sees the level of glitterati our sister festival to the east receives -- the audience was electric.

Two Filmmakers Discuss Their New Movie, and the Meaning of "Independent"

I met up with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) in Locarno, Switzerland after the screening of their latest film at the Locarno Film Festival. Ruby Sparks (2012) portrays a young novelist, Clive, whose writer's block leads him to dreaming up the perfect girl, Ruby, who becomes the inspiration for his new novel. Here is our discussion.