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Scene from Day Night Day NightFollowing the failed bomb attempt on Times Square last week, the Sundance Channel has taken the somewhat controversial decision to pull the film 'Day Night Day Night' from its schedule as it depicts a young woman planning to blow herself up in the same popular New York City destination.

The channel released this statement: "Given the events of the past week, Sundance Channel has opted to suspend additional airings."

Keep reading to find out more and to watch the trailer for the film... Scene from Day Night Day NightFollowing the failed bomb attempt on Times Square last week, the Sundance Channel has taken the somewhat controversial decision to pull the film 'Day Night Day Night' from its schedule as it depicts a young woman planning to blow herself up in the same popular New York City destination.

The channel released this statement: "Given the events of the past week, Sundance Channel has opted to suspend additional airings."

The move to stop showing the film -- which was released in 2006 and won the Cannes youth prize -- has been criticized by the film's director Julia Loktev who spoke to indieWIRE:

"I can see how just the subject of the film might make people uncomfortable now. But we know the possibility of something like this happening has always been there. The main reason I set 'Day Night Day Night' in Times Square is precisely because everyone has thought of this possibility already; it wasn't giving anyone new ideas."

Loktev, who won a directing award at the 1998 Sundance Festival with her debut film 'Moment of Impact' and who is gearing up to shoot new movie 'The Loneliest Planet' with Gael Garcia Bernal this summer, also pointed to a recent 'Saturday Night Live' sketch, 'Car Bombing Press Conference,' which poked fun at the incident.

"It says a lot that we've reached a point where something like that can be shown now. So, was the problem that 'Day Night Day Night' wasn't funny?"

The Sundance Festival and Channel don't have a reputation for knee jerk reactions and have in the past embraced controversy, just this year, Chris Morris "jihadist comedy" 'Four Lions' was shown at the festival. Loktev points out the hypocrisy in removing one film based on current events by comparing it to the war in Iraq (a subject the creator of the Sundance Festival Robert Redford explored in his film 'Lions for Lambs').

"I assume the Sundance Channel is not pulling all films that have to do with the Iraq war simply because there is still a war in Iraq."

This isn't the first time a film would have been pulled for hitting too close to home, the UK release of Ben Affleck's directorial debut 'Gone Baby Gone' was postponed after its plot was considered too similar to the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann and Arnold Schwarzenegger action film 'Collateral Damage' was held back after 9/11.

Watch the trailer for 'Day Night Day Night' below and tell us what you think. Was it right to not show it or is the channel being overly sensitive?