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?”