R.I.P. Director Gary Winick (1961 – 2011)

     February 28, 2011

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Director Gary Winick passed away yesterday at the age of 49.  Winick’s debut feature was the 1989 horror film Curfew, but his varied filmography spanned to include acclaimed indie dramas like 2002’s Tadpole to lovable crowd-pleasers like 13 Going on 30.  However, as IFC points out in their obituary, Winick’s most enduring legacy might be “InDigEnt, the collective he created with Cinetic’s John Sloss and IFC Films to make films for under $100,000 on digital video.” Through InDigEnt, Winick produced an array of celebrated indie films including Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity, Peter Hedges’ Pieces of April, Richard Linklater’s Tape, and Steve Buscemi’s Lonesome Jim.

Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Winick’s friends and family.

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