Sundance Interview: The Killing Room's Jonathan Liebesman
by Alex Billington
January 18, 2009
One of the more underrated films here at Sundance that has been on my mind ever since I watched it is The Killing Room. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, only known so far as the guy who directed both Darkness Falls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. With this film, though, he's showing us that he's a much better director than you might have thought. I talked with Liebesman earlier today at Sundance about his films, including the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, not only because I really wanted to chat about The Killing Room, but to give him a chance to redeem himself, as you'll see.
Watch our Sundance interview with Jonathan Liebesman:
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As you see above, I'm trying a new format for interviews at Sundance this year using my Flip Mino. I apologize for the rather skewed angle, but it should still be watchable. Without most people having seen The Killing Room yet, it's hard to actually see why what Liebesman is saying should actually be taken seriously. I was very impressed with his directing on this film and now I'm much more excited to see what he will do with Battle: Los Angeles. Stay tuned for my review of The Killing Room and more coverage from Sundance straight from Park City! And thanks to both Jonathan Liebesman and Steve Beeman for the interview!