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    The Indie Film Face Behind 'Adventure Time': Joe Swanberg Collaborator Kent Osborne

    It's safe to say that the legions of fans that have embraced "Adventure Time" over the course of its five seasons have no idea that writer Kent Osborne has been showing his face onscreen for years, in microbudget efforts like Swanberg's "Hannah Takes the Stairs" (opposite Greta Gerwig) and 2011's "H...

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    The Axis of Cool in DRINKING BUDDIES, and How It Tilts

    Joe Swanberg, as has been duly noted elsewhere, is building a portrait of a generation with his body of work. It's easy to imagine that, as Swanberg's films expand in scope, the crisis his characters face, the crucial question--can my plaid, my organic coffee, and my iPod survive my larger life cris...

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies' Starring Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Anne Kendrick & Ron Livingston

    With the rise of digital filmmaking in the last decade, a new wave of DIY "mumblecore" filmmakers have risen up through the ranks. While initially many of these films were loose and unpolished, they are now are becoming more refined with many of these directors and actors now having basically integr...

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    Cary Fukunaga Is A 'Noble Assassin' & Joe Swanberg Heads To Fox Searchlight With A New Project

    Two indie filmmakers who have been hustling recent projects—Cary Fukunaga got a fist bump from Idris Elba who'll produce and star in his "Beasts Of No Nation," while Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" pushes him to his biggest audience yet—are now dipping their toes into studio waters.

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    Fox Searchlight Snaps Up Comedy Pitch from Joe Swanberg

    Fox Searchlight has acquired a high-concept comedy pitch from director Joe Swanberg, who has "Drinking Buddies" hitting theaters this weekend.

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    Joe Swanberg Talks Craft Brewery-Set 'Drinking Buddies,' Taking on Bigger Films, Cinematographer Ben Richardson and More

    Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" is a great example of a film that deals with one chief problem (here, temptation) and then explores the hell of out it. It's hilarious, sad and confusing -- in a good way. Any film that's relatable should be confusing.

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    Watch: Joe Swanberg Talks "Breakthrough" Feature 'Drinking Buddies' Starring Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick & Jake Johnson

    Joe Swanberg, the indie director arguably responsible for the DIY aesthetic known as "mumblecore" (though don't fully blame him, he didn't coin the term) is the most prolific filmmaker alive. OK, maybe not quite, but since 2005, the filmmaker has made about 14 feature-length films. That's not quite ...

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    Joe Swanberg On Why He Felt a Social Responsibility To Make 'Drinking Buddies,' Starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick

    Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg has been something of an icon and champion of no-budget filmmaking ever since having a hand in the creation of the so-called mumblecore movement, along with filmmakers such as Andrew Bujalski and the Duplass brothers, with films like 2005's "Kissing on the Mouth" and 2...

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    Review: Secret Attraction Brews in Joe Swanberg's Funny and Sharply Observed 'Drinking Buddies'

    Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies,” which hits theaters August 23, is a portrait of individuals navigating the slippery slope of relationships, both romantic and platonic, and quietly, often hilariously nodding to the unspoken intersection of the two.

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    How Joe Swanberg's (Sort Of) Erotic Thriller '24 Exposures,' With Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, Has Fun With Familiar Ingredients

    From the outset, mumblecore pioneer Joe Swanberg has made divisive and uniquely scrappy character studies, but with time the prolific filmmaker's work has incorporated more readily accessible and conventional genre ingredients. While "Drinking Buddies," currently available on VOD ahead of its theatr...

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