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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's Mumblecore Murder Mystery '24 Exposures'

    Last year, Joe Swanberg, the indie filmmaking titan and godfather of the so-called mumblecore movement, made a slight bid for the mainstream with “Drinking Buddies”—a more conventional romantic comedy that featured recognizable actors (like Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick) and a wide-ish release cour...

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    How I Shot That: Filming the Sundance Drama 'Happy Christmas' with Minimal Lighting

    Christmas parties wouldn't exist without the countless lights used for decoration, which made for an interesting experience for cinematographer Ben Richardson, who most recently went to Sundance with the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and now returns with Joe Swanberg's Anna Kendrick-...

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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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    The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This December: 'Some Velvet Morning, New Joe Swanberg and More

    To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this month. Click on film title to learn more.

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    Factory 25 Acquires Joe Swanberg's Latest, 'All the Lights in the Sky'

    Factory 25 has acquired the rights to Joe Swanberg's latest film, "All the Lights in the Sky."

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    Industry figures discuss the financial choices made to secured financing for the top films at TIFF

    Andrew Eaton of Revolution, Brian Oliver of Cross Creek, Paul Miller of Doha Film Institute, Rena Ronson of UTA Independent and Ted Hope of the San Francisco Film Society hashed out the financial choices each made as they secured financing for some of the top films of the Toronto Film Festival

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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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    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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