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Joe Swanberg
Born August 31, 1981 (age 37)
Joe Swanberg (born August 31, 1981) is an American independent film director, producer, writer, and actor. Known for micro-budget films which make extensive use of improvisation, Swanberg is considered a major figure in the mumblecore film movement. His films often focus on relationships, sex, technology, and the filmmaking process.
You're Next
[2011]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 35min
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When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
The Sacrament
[2013]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 39min
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A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.
Proxy
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2h
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The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller.
A Horrible Way to Die
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 27min
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Nights and Weekends
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 20min
A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.
LOL
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 21min
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The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 1h 18min
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There are places you go, where the things you do will matter to a lot of people. Then there are places you will go, where the things you will do matter only to a very few. But to those few, they will matter - a lot.
Kissing on the Mouth
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 18min
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Raw. Honest. Naked. "Kissing on the Mouth" is post-college life in close-up. Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior. The small cast served as the only crew on this intimate and humorous film featuring real interviews with recent college graduates... see more
Uncle Kent 2
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 13min
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In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.
Art History
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 14min
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Sam (Joe Swanberg) has feelings for Juliette (Josephine Decker), the lead actress in a sexually explicit drama centered on a couple's one night stand. He must maintain a professional relationship while directing her. All is going well until Juliette and her co-star Eric (Kent Osborne) develop feelings for each other that they explore off-camera. Sam is happy that his actors have such great chemistry... see more
Blackmail Boys
[2010]
 
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Movie | Romance, Thriller | 1h 9min
A sweet and sexually explicit love story becomes an exhilarating extortion tale for two boys, Aaron, and Sam, who plot to blackmail a prominent religious figure.
Movie | Drama | 1h 12min
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Jeff is a failing post-college writer whose parents are finally kicking him out of the house. With this in mind, Jeff starts out on a road trip to Austin, TX with his friend, Tom; a final grasp at youthful freedom. All is well until Tom's ex-girlfriend intercepts Tom's paycheck, forcing him to return home and resolve his relationship problems. While Tom leaves with his tail between his legs to sort... see more
Young American Bodies
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Drama
A candid, no-holds-barred look at the intersecting love lives of six 20-somethings in Chicago.
Marriage Material
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 55min
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Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.
Caitlin Plays Herself
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 9min
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Caitlin, a young Chicago performance artist, struggles to create work that is both personal and political. A piece she performs about the BP oil spill sends her relationship into a tailspin because her onstage nudity bothers her boyfriend.
Grammy's
[2007]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 17min
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Drinking Buddies
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 30min
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Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.
V/H/S
[2012]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 56min
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
XX
[2017]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 20min
Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.
Happy Christmas
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 22min
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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror | 1h 26min
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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.
Joshy
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 33min
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After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs. Written and directed by Jeff Baena and featuring an ensemble cast of hilarious... see more
White Reindeer
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 22min
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After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.
Quiet City
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 18min
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Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.
24 Exposures
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 17min
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In this sexy thriller a photographer who specializes in erotic photo shoots is suspected of murder when one of his models is found dead. Starring the creators of 'You're Next.'
Uncle Kent
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 12min
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A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.
Autoerotic
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 12min
Follow four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration.
Lace Crater
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 23min
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A woman encounters a strange presence in a guest house.
The Kings of Yorktown
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 39min
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Two brothers move to a small town to get jobs at the local bank.
Silver Bullets
[2011]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 9min
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A young actress is cast as the lead in a werewolf film which leads to many unexpected consequences in her life.
You Wont Miss Me
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 21min
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A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Flames
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, Romance | 1h 24min
A real romance filmed over five years. Josephine and Zefrey simmer in the white hot apocalypse of first love until the throw of a dart finds them on a spontaneous trip to the Maldives and cracks open the question -- is their love true or just a performance?
The Zone
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 10min
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A mysterious visitor spends the night at an apartment belonging to a young engaged couple and their friend.
The IMDb Studio
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Short | 4h 50min
From Sundance to Comic-Con, The IMDb Studio is stationed at the center of some of the year's biggest entertainment events. Get the scoop on the latest movies and TV shows through exclusive interviews, features, and behind-the-scenes footage.
Detonator
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 35min
Sully fights to hold on to his family when a toxic friend resurfaces. In this gritty thriller, Sully, former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in order to remain in his young son's daily life when ex-bandmate, Mick, catches him mid-stride with a promise to make good on an old debt. In one hellish night that stretches till dawn, Sully chases Mick through the... see more
Audrey the Trainwreck
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 25min
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The story of two people caught in the routines of work and circles of friends. The days begin with an alarm and ends with the fading sound of a television. Ron Hogan, a 28 year old ATM parts purchaser, and Stacy Ryan, a 27 year old, oddly charming courier, meet through a match making Internet service and go through the routine of falling for one another.
Empire Builder
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 12min
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Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby. her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime at the park. When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence... see more
11/4/08
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 10min
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Weaving together footage recorded throughout the world on the day Obama was elected President, this verite documentary explores how people choose to live through 'history.'
Bloomin Mud Shuffle
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 15min
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Lonnie's life hasn't changed much in the 16 years since he graduated high school. Still painting houses, still drinking too much, still hanging out with the same old friends. As far as he can see, his only hope for the future lies in taking his physical relationship with coworker Monica to the next level.
There
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sci-Fi, War | 1h 43min
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A disgruntled veteran unable to adjust back into society justifies domestic terrorism by interpreting his actions with alien invasion.
Present Company
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 26min
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Leading very separate lives, Christy and her boyfriend Buddy live together in her parent's basement with their baby Mikey. As Christy, a waitress and aspiring writer, and Buddy, a plumber's apprentice, struggle with the realities of their lives, questions are formed about obligations, consequences, and all the identities we employ to get through the day.
In Defense of Henry
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 23min
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In Defense of Henry
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 23min
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