"Donnie Darko" writer-director Richard Kelly spoke with Entertainment Weekly the other day and reluctantly admitted he'll have to make extensive cuts to "Southland Tales" to secure an American release.
"The only thing that's disappointing or frustrating for me is just that I don't know that the film will be seen in the United States. Maybe it will, but potentially it could be shown with almost an hour of it missing. I don't quite know what that film is" says Kelly.
A screening of his current cut of the film, clocking in at close to three hours, received devastating word of mouth from critics at the Cannes Film Festival. General criticisms cited the film as being to slip shot and unfocused, however moments of it garnished great praise.