Joe Swanberg – Cinema with No Excuses

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no_excuses_iconJoe Swanberg - Cinema with No Excuses

Still image from the film Hannah Takes the Stairs
In the June 2011 issue of Senses of Cinema, Brigitta Wagner stated that filmmakers like Joe Swanberg “…make films without excuses. They make films about people their age, their perception of the world, and their technological moment with the means available to them.” Thanks to the digital revolution and self-marketing possibilities online, a surge of new filmmakers has risen who were summarily labeled as “mumblecore”. "Much is made of their youth, micro-budgets, digital aesthetics, improvised dialogue, and penchant for collaboration." Joe Swanberg, arguably the most prolific of these filmmakers, and Amy Seimetz, actor and director, will present their films on August 23 and 24.

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