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‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Director Talks Humbling Experience of Filmmaking

Me and Early and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon talks to The Credits about the experience of making his second feature film, which has already garnered considerably more buzz than his first and opens today.

Says the director, “You learn a lot of lessons about yourself. Emotionally [the film] seems to be working and whatever mistakes I see, I’m trying to live with them and move on, but it was quite humbling designing certain sequences and then being very prepared and realizing that the movie was telling you something different— that it wanted to be something different. That’s always humbling and you just have to stop and rethink your approach to a certain scene. Sometimes, it does lend itself to a certain stylization and sometimes it just wants to be still. It was just about feeling it but I’m trying to learn a lesson from the movie and not have too many regrets.”