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LAFF 2014: A cross-cultural mystery in 'Man From Reno'
LAFF 2014: A cross-cultural mystery in 'Man From Reno'

A world premiere and entrant in the narrative competition at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, "Man From Reno" is a detective mystery of cross-cultural cross-purposes. The fifth feature directed by 32-year-old filmmaker Dave Boyle sees him confidently stepping forward from character studies to more sure-footed storytelling. “It feels like doing my first feature all over again in a lot of ways, unlearning what I learned before and learning new things,” Boyle said in an interview before the start of the festival. “This is my first movie that has a plot.” Written by Boyle, Joel Clark and Michael Lerman, the film follows a Japanese crime novelist...

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