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'Alex of Venice' marks Chris Messina's directing debut




Filmmaker Chris Messina participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss his film
Filmmaker Chris Messina participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss his film "Alex of Venice" at AOL Studios on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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The new film "Alex of Venice" stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Alex, a workaholic attorney living in Venice, California. 

She's barely able to juggle the responsibilities of her job and her roles at home taking care of a son and an aging father, when her husband, George, tells her he's leaving. George is played by actor Chris Messina, who also directed the film.

Messina and Winstead spoke to host Alex Cohen about what making the film was like.