William H. Macy makes directing debut at Sundance

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 11:05 AM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The aftermath of an American school shooting relates to William H. Macy's directorial debut.

The award-winning actor premiered his first feature directing effort at the Sundance Film Festival Friday, where he received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd.

Macy's film, "Rudderless," tells the story of a father who discovers his son's original songs after the college student died in a campus shooting. Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Macy's wife, Felicity Huffman, star in the drama that screened as the festival's closing-night film.

Macy was so excited to unveil his film at Sundance that he took several photos of the audience from the theater stage. He said he loves directing and hopes to do it again.

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