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Article posted: 1/26/2013 8:17 AM

Sundance stars sound off on gun violence in film

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From left, actresses Ellen Page, Brit Marling, director Zal Batmanglij and actor Alexander Skarsgard, from the film "The East" pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah.


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The Sundance Film Festival isn't home to many shoot-em-up movies, but action-oriented actors at the festival are facing questions about Hollywood's role in American gun violence. Guy Pearce, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard are among those who say Hollywood shares in the blame. "There are films that use guns flippantly, then there are films that use guns in a way that would make you never want to look at a gun ever again -- because of the effect that it's had on the other people in the story at the time," Pearce says.
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