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    Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas' Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey & Lena Dunham

    As perhaps the poster boy for independent cinema in the last seven to eight years, it’s crazy to realize that lo-fi filmmaker Joe Swanberg has never been in competition at the Sundance Film Festival before. While two of his films have played in Park City previously (though one was a short segment in...

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    Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

    As Joe Swanberg matures as a filmmaker, he's beginning to look at what happens to the Mumblecore generation once they get older: They're not yet middle-aged, but they're also no longer comfortably in the aimless twentysomething sweet spot that once defined the genre.

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    Sundance First Look: Kristen Stewart In 'Camp X-Ray' & Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas' With Lena Dunham

    And here we go... Along with first wave lineup announcement, comes a batch of new stills for movies hitting the Sundance Film Festival. So we'll be keeping this quick and to the point.

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    In the Works: Details Emerge from Joe Swanberg's Upcoming 'Happy Christmas,' Starring Lena Dunham and Anna Kendrick

    Writer-director and actor Joe Swanberg has a new film, "Drinking Buddies," currently on VOD and in theaters this August, but that doesn't mean he's taking a summer vacation. He's editing his next film, "Happy Christmas," and has teased out some details about the cast, including the roles played by A...

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    HBO Gives Series Order To Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness'

    Back in January, it was reported that indie directing duo, Jay and Mark Duplass (“Jeff, Who Lives At Home”) were working on a half-hour comedy for HBO entitled “Togetherness.” The series details the trials and tribulations of two couples forced to live under the same roof; its humor deriving from t...

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    Joe Swanberg Completes New Film 'Happy Christmas' With Anne Kendrick, Lena Dunham, Melanie Lynskey & Mark Webber

    Joe Swanberg is having a moment. The prolific indie director hit SXSW this spring with his first Hollywood picture (sort of), “Drinking Buddies,” featuring a cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. But of course, Swanberg has never been a one-movie-at-a-time kind of a guy, s...

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    Exclusive: Joe Swanberg Made a Christmas Movie on 16mm With Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham, Melanie Lynskey, and Mark Webber

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that Swanberg shot another movie last December that, like "Drinking Buddies," unites several familiar faces for an intimate story.

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    Mark Duplass Takes a Lead Role in the Duplass Brothers HBO Comedy Pilot 'Togetherness'

    Back in January, news first broke that indie filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass were heading to HBO to write, executive produce and direct the pilot for a half-hour comedy called "Togetherness." Now Deadline reports that Mark Duplass has also taken on a role as one of the four leads for the po...

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    HBO Casting: Ron Livingston and Brian Geraghty Join 'Boardwalk Empire'; Melanie Lynskey Joins Duplass Bros.' 'Togetherness'

    While HBO already has a busy spring slate with "Game Of Thrones" season 3, "Veep" season 2, "Vice" and "Behind The Candelabra" all premiering, the cable network is continuing to develop a promising lineup of news shows, while adding to existing hits. So let's dive in.

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