Gretchen wins big at LAFF

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Congratulations to Austin filmmaker Steve Collins, who won the Target Filmmaker Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for his feature Gretchen. IndieWIRE has the details on the award, including a photo of Collins accepting from Virginia Madsen.

Collins' response to the win? "Thank you very much. I'll go shop at Target now!"

I saw Gretchen during its premiere at SXSW earlier this year, and reviewed it for Cinematical. I hope the movie plays in Austin again soon. A few people have asked me how it compares to Welcome to the Dollhouse, which is also about a teenage loser girl, and my embarrassed reply is that I haven't yet seen Welcome to the Dollhouse. I know, I know.