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Funny Ha Ha

Funny Ha Ha (2002, Director: Andrew Bujalski): Perhaps the first of the films later lumped together as “mumblecore,” Funny Ha Ha was written and directed by 27-year-old Harvard film graduate Andrew Bujalski. Made on a shoestring budget with non-professional actors, … Continue reading

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Nights and Weekends

Nights and Weekends (2008, Directors: Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig): A fitting opening night film for the Toronto leg of the Generation DIY mini-fest, Nights and Weekends is co-director Joe Swanberg’s fourth feature film in four years (in addition to … Continue reading

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June 19-22: Generation DIY

Ron Mann and Gary Topp’s Filmswelike is presenting “Generation DIY” from June 19-22 at the Bloor Cinema. This is perhaps the biggest collection of “mumblecore” films ever screened together in Toronto and I’m seriously excited about seeing a bunch of … Continue reading

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Quiet City/Dance Party USA

In her generally negative appraisal of the “mumblecore” movement in the November/December 2007 issue of Film Comment, Amy Taubin reserves praise for the two features written and directed by Aaron Katz, calling him a “breakout talent” and praising both the … Continue reading

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