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SXSW 2012: Robin Tunney talks “See Girl Run”


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Nate Meyer’s debut feature film “Pretty in the Face” played at numerous festivals back in 2007, including South by Southwest. But at this year’s event, IFC caught up with the writer/director as well as star Robin Tunney to talk about their new film, “See Girl Run.”

The drama focuses on Tunney’s character as she struggles to confront the past choices and decisions which currently define her life. Meyer explained that the experience is a familiar one to people who reach “a certain point in their life and start thinking about choices they’ve made and how life could have been different – or better perhaps.” This questioning leads Tunney’s character to being uncovering past relationships, both romantic and familial, in a trip back to her small town.

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Tunney too sees the experience as an increasingly universal one, even referring to it as a type of “pre-mid-life crisis.” The actresses sees social media as playing a large role in the mindset’s prevalence, explaining that “with Facebook and the internet, and keeping up with friends from high school…you’re like ‘Should I have broken up with him? Was that the right choice?’” Ultimately, however, Tunney claimed that “See Girl Run” was about “embracing your life and being a grown up.”

Anyone who spent time with Dick and Jane growing up will recognize the distinctive syntax of the film’s title, but the name also has a “strong thematic implication.” Meyer, cautioning that he did not want to give too much away, explained that “See Girl Run” explores “the idea of a girl or woman running from, towards or away from what’s happening in her life.

What do you think about “See Girl Run?” Are you excited to see Tunney and costar Adam Scott in the David Gordon Green produced film? Tell us in the comments below.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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