Despite boasting the provocative combination of
At least that was the case at the one theater where the movie debuted,
Beginning Friday, the movie was also available for purchase via video-on-demand and
"[W]e believe that the film will do most of its business in the digital realm,"
That "The Canyons" did not do better at the IFC Center is somewhat surprising given the publicity the micro-budget film has received. In January, before the picture had secured distribution, the New York Times Magazine published an in-depth story detailing the production's on-set troubles. Lohan, the child star turned jailbird, frequently showed up late and was so reluctant to strip naked for a contractually-obligated nude scene that director Paul Schrader took his own clothes off to make her feel comfortable.
Much of the film's budget -- $160,000 -- was raised via Kickstarter, though Schrader, screenwriter Bret
Though "The Canyons" was rejected at both the Sundance and