Magazine article Variety

Haynes Strikes One for Amazon

Magazine article Variety

Haynes Strikes One for Amazon

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"WONDER-STRUCK" DIRECTOR Todd Haynes leaped to the defense of Amazon in Cannes on Thursday, saying that the streaming service was as interested in the big-screen movie experience as he and his filmmaking counterparts.

Asked about the debate over Nettlix's role at Cannes, Haynes quickly deflected the conversation to Amazon, which hacked his Garnies competition entry "Wonderstruck" alongside Roadside Attractions.

'The Sim division at Amazon is made up of true cinéastes who love movies and really want to try and provide opportunity for independent film visions to find their footing in a vastly shifting market," Haynes told reporters at the press conference for Ills competition entry. 'They love cinema."

Haynes said Amazon is behind the vision for films such as "Wonderstruck," which are meant for theaters. "This was always about the experience of seeing something on the big screen,and 1 think that's something Amazon is as committed to as we are," Haynes said. …

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