A shorter re-edited version of Richard Kelly‘s Southland Tales — i.e., shorter than the version that played and bombed at the ’06 Cannes Film Festival — will open on 11.9 via Samuel Goldwyn. L.A. Times contributor Mark Olsen has written that Kelly and producing partner Sean McKittrick “have been hard at work on revising the film nearly nonstop” since the Cannes wipeout.

The film has been trimmed “by approximately 20 minutes” and “now has about 600 visual-effects shots, of which at least 100 are completely new,”: Olsen reports. I liked portions of what I saw at Cannes 16 months ago, but I basically called it “a very long throw of a surreal wackazoid football.”