Uncle Kent

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Uncle Kent
Uncle Kent film movie poster.jpg
Directed byJoe Swanberg
Produced byKent Osborne
Joe Swanberg
Written byKent Osborne
Joe Swanberg
StarringKent Osborne
Jennifer Prediger
Kevin Bewersdorf
Joe Swanberg
Music byKevin Bewersdof
Lane Hughes
CinematographyJoe Swanberg
Edited byJoe Swanberg
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • January 2011 (2011-01)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Uncle Kent is a 2011 American film written by Kent Osborne and co-written and directed and Joe Swanberg. The film stars Kent Osborne in the titular role of Kent, and Jennifer Prediger, Josephine Decker, Kevin Bewersdof, and Swanberg. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released through video on demand, the same day on January 21, 2011.[1]


Kent Osborne is a forty-year-old single animator who meets Kate, a New York journalist, through Chatroulette. Kate accepts Kent's invitation to visit L.A. for the weekend. Kate reveals that her heart belongs to another man. Frustrated, Kent attempts to make sense of the situation.



on December 2, 2010, it was announced IFC Films had acquired all distribution rights to the film.[2] The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released through video on demand on January 21, 2011.[1] The film was then selected to screen at the Stockholm International Film Festival on November 9, 2011.[3]


A sequel to the film titled Uncle Kent 2, written by Kent Osborne and directed by Todd Rohal, had its world premiere at SXSW on March 13, 2015.[4] The film's distribution rights were acquired by Factory25.[5] The film had a limited release in 2016, and was also made available through video on demand that year.[6]


  1. ^ a b "VOD SPOTLIGHT On Independent Filmmaker Joe Swanberg Of UNCLE KENT → On Demand Weekly". ondemandweekly.com.
  2. ^ "IFC Films Acquires World Rights to Director Joe Swanberg's UNCLE KENT". December 2, 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en/festival/2011/film/uncle_kent
  4. ^ "Uncle Kent 2 | SXSW 2015 Event Schedule". SXSW Schedule 2015.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (June 25, 2015). "Fandor & Factory 25 Team On Theatrical Day-And-Date Plan".
  6. ^ "FACTORY 25 - Uncle Kent 2". www.factorytwentyfive.com.

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