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'Disconnect' is a 'grand experiment' for Henry-Alex Rubin
'Disconnect' is a 'grand experiment' for Henry-Alex Rubin

Movie directors can come across as all sorts of personalities — arrogant, collegial, mercurial, dictatorial. Filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin arrived on the set of "Disconnect", his first narrative feature, striking an unusual pose: clueless. "I have no idea how to direct a movie," said Rubin, 39, a prize-winning commercial director who made (with Dana Adam Shapiro) the Oscar-nominated 2005 documentary "Murderball," which chronicled the grueling sport of wheelchair rugby. "I know how to make commercials and direct documentaries. I am just bringing the only way I know how to do things to fiction." Constructed around three interwoven stories,...

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