Ed Burns has been making indie films for a long time, starting with The Brothers McMullen in 1995. So, when he decided to release his new film, Purple Violets, which stars Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Burns, and Debra Messing, via iTunes, it was a major deal. The film is available today, for a $12.99 download, and is the first major full-length film to be released on iTunes only.
We had a chance to talk with Burns yesterday, on the eve of the release, about the film, the way it got to the internet, and what this means for indie film in the future. It's an interesting peek into the mind of one of America's most intriguing independent filmmakers.
Watch for yourself, why don't you? Also, check out the full interview with Ed after the jump.