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Lili Taylor comes to town

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Lili Taylor as Jan in her new film "Factotum" which was shot around the Twin Cities. (Photo: Mark Higashino © 2005 Picturehouse Films)

St. Paul, Minn. — Lili Taylor hasn't hit 40 yet, but she has made 40 movies. She's known as "the Queen of the Independents," having appeared in such indie classics as "Mystic Pizza," "Short Cuts," " I Shot Andy Warhol," "High Fidelity" and "Casa de los Babys." She also played Lisa in the cult show "Six Feet under."

This weekend the Walker Art Center begins a two week retrospective of her work. It begins tonight with her latest film "Factotum" which was shot around the Twin Cities.

It's based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Charles Bukowski. Matt Dillon plays Hank, the hard-drinking writer who can't hold a job. Taylor plays his girlfriend Jan. Taylor told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr Jan is one of the more complicated women she has ever played.