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The indie film "Loves Her Gun," premiering at the festival in Austin, features "Banshee" star Trieste Kelly Dunn.

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Trieste Kelly Dunn

Could any film be more perfect for SXSW?

Loves Her Gun has all the elements: a movie about a woman who travels from her home in Brooklyn to Austin aboard the bus of a novelty indie band, and it co-stars a man with an inventive mustache. Mix in a microbudget and a leading actress wearing her director's clothes and horse masks.

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The Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee) film takes a funny and heartfelt look at a woman looking to free herself of a recent past that includes an assault and drag of a relationship. Geoff Marslet directs.

The movie also proved to be an inadvertent real estate agent for its star.

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"I had been in L.A. for a year and a half and I was like, 'I’ve got to get out of L.A.,' " Dunn told The Hollywood Reporter. "So I made the movie on my way back to New York, literally driving, and I just stayed in Austin for a month and then went back to New York. We shot scenes in New York, we shot scenes in Brooklyn, and we shot them basically in the neighborhood I live in.

"I remember when we were shooting, I was like, ‘Oh man, I really want to live in this neighborhood,' " she continued. "And I had this really crappy sublet in Prospect Heights, and I was like ‘God, this is such a great neighborhood to live in’ and then I ended up living there."