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Image: Chase Jarvis

Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton has a lot to smile about.

Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton, aka The Sundance Kid, returns to Sundance Film Festival this week with a new movie in competition—and this time, she's up for a big prize. THE big prize. Touchy Feely, starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a massage therapist who suddenly can't stand bodily contact, makes its world premiere this Saturday as one of 16 movies up for best U.S. drama. (Another exciting film fact: Our indie queen is one of eight female directors competing.)

Shelton has been getting a lot of respect in Park City ever since her boundary-pushing bromance Humpday won the Special Jury Prize in 2009; and Touchy Feely has been buzzy buzzy, since it reunites Shelton with DeWitt, who costarred in last year's quirky romance Your Sister's Sister. Shelton gives a quick synopsis of her new movie in the clip below. We're just looking forward to Touchy Feely's inevitable screening at the Seattle International Film Festival this spring.

2013 Sundance Film Festival
Jan 17–27, Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah