May 31, 2016

COURIC TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR INACCURATE EDIT IN ‘UNDER THE GUN’ FILM:

When I screened an early version of the film with the director, Stephanie Soechtig, I questioned her and the editor about the pause and was told that a “beat” was added for, as she described it, “dramatic effect,” to give the audience a moment to consider the question. When VCDL members recently pointed out that they had in fact immediately answered this question, I went back and reviewed it and agree that those eight seconds do not accurately represent their response.

VCDL members have a right for their answers to be shared and so we have posted a transcript of their responses here. I regret that those eight seconds were misleading and that I did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.

That’s a nice bit of PR spin. But as Mollie Hemingway tweets,  “of course she regrets getting caught. Is film being pulled? Is anything MEANINGFUL being done in response?”

Related: AR-15 Inventor Says HBO Grossly Distorted His Views On Guns.

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