Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Lena Dunham|
|Produced by||Kylie Martin
Alicia Van Couvering
|Written by||Lena Dunham|
|Music by||Teddy Blanks|
|Cinematography||Jody Lee Lipes|
|Editing by||Lance Edmands|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
|Running time||98 minutes|
It premiered at South by Southwest, where it won Best Narrative Feature, screened at such festivals as Maryland Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the United States on November 12, 2010. Dunham’s own mother, the artist Laurie Simmons, plays Aura’s mother, while her real sister, Grace, plays Aura’s on-screen sibling. The actors Jemima Kirke and Alex Karpovsky would also appear in Dunham's television series Girls.
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Aura returns home from her Midwest liberal arts college to her artist family’s TriBeCa loft with nothing but a film studies degree, a failed relationship and a lack of direction. She takes a job as a hostess at a restaurant and falls into relationships with two self-centered men while struggling to define herself.
- Lena Dunham as Aura
- Laurie Simmons as Siri
- Grace Dunham as Nadine
- Jemima Kirke as Charlotte
- Alex Karpovsky as Jed
- David Call as Keith
- Merritt Wever as Frankie
- Amy Seimetz as Ashlynn
- Garland Hunter as Noelle
- Isen Ritchie as Jacob
- Mike S. Ryan as Homeless Man
The film was shot on the Canon EOS 7D. Filming took place in TriBeCa and Lower Manhattan. The film was shot in November 2009. Tiny Furniture shares many aspects of the mumblecore movement — loosely defined as an indie, low-budget, mostly digital video movement of dialogue-heavy films about the personal experiences of young adult characters using amateur actors and improvised dialogue. But Dunham does not consider the film mumblecore, because she wrote a "tight script" to which the actors were faithful.
The soundtrack included music by Teddy Blanks of The Gaskets, Domino (Domino Kirke, and Jordan Galland), Rebecca Schiffman and Sonia's Party! & The Everyone's Invited Band. The soundtrack is downloadable for free on the movie website.
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