Austinite Macon Blair’s “I don’t feel at home in this world anymore” takes Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize

"I don't feel at home in this world anymore"

“I don’t feel at home in this world anymore”

Austin filmmaking reasserted itself in dramatic fashion Saturday night when River City actor/writer/director Macon Blair’s “I don’t feel at home in this world anymore” took the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for U.S. feature. It is Blair’s directorial debut.

Blair, a native of Northern Virginia, directed Austinite Elijah Wood, Melanie Lynskey (“Togetherness”) and former Austin resident/Scratch Acid/Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow (whose acting career seems to be growing by the second) in the thriller about a burglarized woman who tries to track down the thieves and finds herself over her head. Blair shot the film last year in Portland, Ore.

Blair can be seen in a small role in Stephan Gaghan’s “Gold” with Matthew McConaughey and was terrific in a very hard part in the last year’s terrifying “Green Room,” which was directed by Blair’s longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy Saulnier, who also directed Blair in the well-regarded “Blue Ruin.”

“I don’t feel at home in this world anymore” will be available Feb. 24 on Netflix.

Check out the full list of Sundance winners here.

 


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