Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SXSW XVII: Tiny Furniture

Winner of the top Narrative Feature prize at the SXSW Film Festival, Tiny Furniture should strike a responsive chord in anyone who remembers – or is experiencing – that post-college period in life when you’re impatiently eager to invent yourself, yet reflexively hesitant to get started. Written and directed by newcomer Lena Dunham, who also plays the lead role, this technically polished indie often feels like a semi-autographical effort by a filmmaker trying to work out in her art issues that she’s still confronting in life. But that, too, may help the picture connect with audiences during limited theatrical exposure. You can read my full Variety review here.

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