Uncle Kent

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Uncle Kent
Uncle Kent film movie poster.jpg
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Produced by Kent Osborne
Joe Swanberg
Written by Kent Osborne
Joe Swanberg
Starring Kent Osborne
Jennifer Prediger
Kevin Bewersdorf
Joe Swanberg
Music by Kevin Bewersdof
Lane Hughes
Cinematography Joe Swanberg
Edited by Joe Swanberg
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
  • January 2011 (2011-01)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[3] The film was then selected to screen at the Stockholm International Film Festival on November 9, 2011.[4]


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.[5] The film's distribution rights were acquired by Factory25.[6] The film will be released in a limited release and through video on demand in 2016.[7]

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