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SXSW Rejected Lindsay Lohan's 'Canyons' Over 'Quality Issues'

Lindsay Lohan

A festival insider tells THR the Paul Schrader-directed thriller has "an ugliness and a deadness to it."

This story first appeared in the Feb. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Are there no film festivals willing to welcome Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons?

Sources tell THR that SXSW has joined Sundance in rejecting the erotic thriller. A festival insider tells THR that the Bret Easton Ellis-penned, Paul Schrader-directed Canyons — which features tons of nudity, including au naturel shots of Lohan — suffers from significant “quality issues.”

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Says a festival insider, “It’s got an ugliness and a deadness to it.” Canyons producer Braxton Pope says the filmmakers are still awaiting official word from the festival.