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Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy established Parts & Labor, a production company dedicated to director-driven, collaborative filmmaking in 2004. Parts & Labor has produced over 20 films that have brought emerging auteur filmmakers into the limelight. Most recently, they produced Ira Sachs’s latest film, LOVE IS STRANGE, which stars John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei and screened in the Premieres section at Sundance, and Sony Pictures Classics will release the film later this year. Last year, the producers premiered three films in competition at Sundance: David Lowery's AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster; photojournalist Shaul Schwarz’s documentary NARCO CULTURA; and Andrew Dosunmu's second feature MOTHER OF GEORGE. All three films were released theatrically around the world last fall. Parts & Labor recently wrapped production on the comedy LOITERING WITH INTENT starring Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell and directed by Adam Rapp, which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Upcoming films slated to go into production include Robert Edwards' WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard, Robert Eggers' THE WITCH, and Andrea Arnold’s next film, AMERICAN HONEY.