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Sundance photos: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan at ‘Breathe In’ red-carpet premiere
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Kyle Mcalachlan, Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, Drake Doremus, Matthew Daddario and Mackenzie Davis pose for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Kyle Mcalachlan, Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan pose for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Sundance Film Festival President John Cooper poses for pictures with the cast of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce and actress Amy Ryan talk to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Amy Ryan talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Mackenzie Davis poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Mackenzie Davis poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Mackenzie Davis poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Mackenzie Davis poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Mackenzie Davis poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City on Jan. 19, 2013.
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Actor Guy Pearce talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Guy Pearce talks to reporters before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Felicity Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Felicity Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Felicity Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Felicity Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actress Felicity Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Kyle Mcalachlan poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Matthew Daddario poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Matthew Daddario poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Actor Matthew Daddario poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer and director Drake Doremus poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer and director Drake Doremus poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer and director Drake Doremus poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer and director Drake Doremus poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Composer Dustin O'Halloran poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer Ben York Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Writer Ben York Jones poses for pictures before the world premiere of 'Breathe In' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013

The film premiered on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Eccles Theatre in Park City. “Breathe In” was directed by Drake Doremus, who also wrote the film with Ben York Jones. The cast includes Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan and Mackenzie Davis.

On the red carpet, Doremus, the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury winning-filmmaker, was full of energy. “Sundance is the best film festival,” Doremus said, who went on to say that his favorite part about Sundance are the audience Q&As.

For “Breathe In,” Doremus asked his actors to engage in 12-minute improv takes throughout the filming process.

“It’s just really exciting to watch people when they don’t know what they are going to say but they’re just thinking about what they’re feeling. That’s so fascinating and so many raw interesting things come about the course of working that way,” Doremus said.

Australian actor Guy Pearce, who had to channel some serious raw emotions for his character, admitted that it’s hard to explain what the improv experience was like, but appreciated the results it achieved.

“You tap in to them because you are there in the moment imaging them,” Pearce said. “When you’re play-acting as such, it comes to the surface very clearly.”

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Felicity Jones, who also starred in 2011’s “Like Crazy,” talked about her trouble-causing character. “I think she can’t help herself but she brings a level of chaos without meaning to. She is a complicated woman.”

The recurring theme in conversation with the actors was the chaos Felicity Jones’ character brings to the lives of those around her. Jones said that she could identify, but only with her character’s independence. “You always find things in yourself that you bring out, certain qualities that you then just magnify. I don’t think I’m quite as destructive as she is. Or I hope not anyway.”

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