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Killer Films sets up shingle for family movies

Killer Films sets up shingle for family movies

Variety reports that Killer Films, best known for gritty adult fare like Boys Don't Cry and Velvet Goldmine, is starting a children's film division. Killer partners Pam Koffler and lesbian indie film icon Christine Vachon are opening Sunshine Films, whose first production will be a screen adaptation of Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family, a series of young-adult books about an Orthodox Jewish family in 1912 Manhattan. While the movie is aimed at a younger crowd, the movie won't shy away from the books' harder-edged undertones. "The books are very sweet and innocent," says Koffler, who, like Vachon, grew up reading the series of novels. "But the family is poor, and they have a difficult life. We want it to remain a children's movie, but we don't want it to lose its teeth."

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