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Joe Swanberg

“I realized that because I'd been producing so much work, I hadn't changed enough as a person between projects. At that point I couldn't make another movie even if I'd wanted to, because I hadn't had a life for so long.”

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    ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY

    Joe Swanberg United States, 2012

    Joe Swanberg has quietly made one of the most prolific oeuvres of this young century and All the Light in the Sky is another modest yet affecting entry. Shot with minimal means, the naturalism achieved here is remarkable, and Jane Adams’s authentic turn gives the film a deeply resonant core.

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    DRINKING BUDDIES

    Joe Swanberg United States, 2013

    Wildly prolific American indie boy Joe Swanberg—he’s directed eighteen features in just over a decade!—started to move from DIY filmmaking to low-budget professionalism with this film. A refreshing, shrewd romantic comedy about the hipster generation, in which love, friendship and beer mix too well.

    ART HISTORY

    Joe Swanberg United States, 2011

    Mumblecore director Joe Swanberg’s Art History is a filmic act of self-reflection, starring Josephine Decker! The enclosed space and suffocating atmosphere of a film shoot allows Swanberg to comment on the troubling and affecting nature of acting in film, and to react against his detractors.

    SILVER BULLETS

    Joe Swanberg United States, 2011

    American mumblecore director Joe Swanberg here takes a self-reflexive look at indie movie-making. Similar issues from The Zone are cleverly twisted during the making of a horror film, where jealousy is spawned between actors, directors, and lovers.

    PERSON TO PERSON

    Dustin Guy Defa United States, 2017

    Expanding on his esteemed 2014 short, Dustin Guy Defa composes a multi-layered love letter to the streets of New York. Shooting on richly textured Super 16mm, Defa weaves together a series of shaggy character portraits, each lending its own harmonic register to this amiably ambling city symphony.

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