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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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    New Poster & Images From Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies' With Anna Kendrick & Olivia Wilde

    Joe Swanberg may have directed over a dozen films in the past eight years, but none of them have ever really gotten as much mainstream attention as his latest. “Drinking Buddies” premiered at SXSW this spring and it showcased Swanberg’s ability to make a more mainstream film with a starrier cast tha...

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    The 25 Greatest Oversharers in Film and Television: 6-10

    Inspired by Marc Maron's new IFC comedy based on his own life, Indiewire is offering up our favorite other oversharers currently working in film, in comedy and in TV, a list we'll be rolling out over the week.

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    Magnolia Snaps Up Joe Swanberg's SXSW Hit 'Drinking Buddies'

    Magnolia Pictures has taken North American rights to Joe Swanberg's hilarious and sharply observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies," which had its premiere at SXSW on March 9.

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    Video: Joe Swanberg Talks His "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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    SXSW Review: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson Have Crazy Chemistry In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    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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    SXSW Review: Delightful Relationship Comedy 'Drinking Buddies' Marks a Career High for Joe Swanberg

    In eight years of features, Joe Swanberg has developed a substantial body of minor works, but "Drinking Buddies" proves it had a direction. Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romanti...

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    First Look: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    Since 2005, director Joe Swanberg has shot over a dozen feature-length DIY films. He helped kick off the term "mumblecore" in 2005 with his debut, "Kissing on the Mouth," and he's known for micro-budgeted indies like "Hannah Takes The Stairs" (which helped launch Greta Gerwig's career), "Nights & We...

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    SXSW Head Janet Pierson Discusses SXSW 2013 Lineup: 'I get invested in so many of the films.'

    SXSW Film Festival producer Janet Pierson has one of more challenging roles among festival programmers in North America.

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    AFI Fest Review: Joe Swanberg's 'All the Light in the Sky' Is a Minor Effort in a Minor Key

    Some filmmakers invest in each new movie with a robustness comparable to a band making a full-fledged musical album, but Joe Swanberg's lean, scrappy approach to each project often results in works resembling individual tracks. "All the Light in the Sky" is a B-side in the prolific you...

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