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October 30, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Even Joe Swanberg has to stop to count the number of Joe Swanberg movies out there right now. Just this year he premiered "Uncle Kent" at Sundance and unveiled "Silver Bullets" and "Art History" at the Berlin International Film Festival. The 30-year-old filmmaker also released "Autoerotic" on video-on-demand with limited theatrical play dates. He has been shooting throughout 2011 as well and is on course to soon finish his 15th film (10 of those he made in just the last two years). The AFI Fest 2011, which starts Thursday, will spotlight Swanberg, hosting the world premiere of his newest film, "The Zone," alongside screenings of "Art History" and "Silver Bullets.
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December 4, 2013
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.  Following is a complete list of the films: U.S. Dramatic Competition Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) -- A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees.
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August 30, 2013 | By Robert Abele
The names are bigger, the flow is smoother, but the voyeuristic aimlessness still prevails in indie stalwart Joe Swanberg's latest film, the breezily charming "Drinking Buddies. " The action - a term used loosely with regards to Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "LOL") - swirls around craft brewery coworkers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), cozy chums whose jokey, caring, pint-hoisting closeness has everything a relationship seemingly needs except deal-clinching carnality.
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December 1, 2013 | By Noel Murray
The Wolverine 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more interesting things to do. Based on one of the most popular Wolverine comics arcs - after the surly X-Man's adventures in Japan, where he falls in love and finds a new ally - "The Wolverine" makes...
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October 3, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
New films from Joe Swanberg, Antonio Campos and Brandon Cronenberg will be among the high-profile titles in the AFI Fest's lineups for its Young Americans and New Auteurs sections. The 26th edition of the festival kicks off Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 8. The Young Americans section spotlights up-and-coming U.S. filmmakers in the documentary and fiction realms, while New Auteurs highlights the work of first- and second-time feature filmmakers from around the world. Films in both sections are culled from the festival circuit, coming from places like Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest, Toronto and Vienna.
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December 1, 2013 | By Noel Murray
The Wolverine 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more interesting things to do. Based on one of the most popular Wolverine comics arcs - after the surly X-Man's adventures in Japan, where he falls in love and finds a new ally - "The Wolverine" makes...
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March 6, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The worlds of movies, music and technology converge at Austin's annual three-in-one South by Southwest festival, so what better place for director Alex Winter to unveil "Downloaded," his decade-in-the-making documentary about the music file-sharing service Napster? Winter came to the Texas fest last year and whetted audience appetites for his film, showing five minutes of footage and moderating a discussion with the defunct company's co-founders, tech industry wunderkinds Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker.
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March 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
AUSTIN, Texas -- The long-standing reputation of  South by Southwest as something of a party festival may be part of its appeal to visiting media and guests.  The hubs around the Convention Center and the Paramount Theater mean festivalgoers spend an awful lot of time crossing paths with the long stretch of large bars on s 6 th Street. As director Ti West, in town to support acting roles in two festival films, recently posted to Twitter, “It's spring break for filmmakers.” Saturday night was especially hopping, with multiple parties all over town.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.  Following is a complete list of the films: U.S. Dramatic Competition Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) -- A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees.
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October 30, 2011
Joe Swanberg Spotlight at AFI Fest Nov. 6 "Silver Bullets" 9:45 p.m. Chinese 3 Nov. 7 "Art History" 9:30 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 8 "The Zone" (world premiere) 10 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 9 (all at Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian) 5 p.m. – "Silver Bullets" (second screening) 7 p.m. – "Art History" (second screening) 9 p.m. – "The Zone" (second screening)
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August 31, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Joe Swanberg has long been a director whose films have been more widely talked about than actually seen. He has become controversial for his improvisational style of ultra-low-budget filmmaking, his frank depictions of sexuality and his central position in the oeuvre known as "mumblecore. " Following his first film, "Kissing on the Mouth," in 2005, Swanberg began to really break through with 2007's "Hannah Takes the Stairs" and 2009's "Alexander the Last," examinations of the foibles of self-discovery within the post-collegiate creative class.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013 | By Robert Abele
The names are bigger, the flow is smoother, but the voyeuristic aimlessness still prevails in indie stalwart Joe Swanberg's latest film, the breezily charming "Drinking Buddies. " The action - a term used loosely with regards to Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "LOL") - swirls around craft brewery coworkers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), cozy chums whose jokey, caring, pint-hoisting closeness has everything a relationship seemingly needs except deal-clinching carnality.
NEWS
March 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
AUSTIN, Texas -- The long-standing reputation of  South by Southwest as something of a party festival may be part of its appeal to visiting media and guests.  The hubs around the Convention Center and the Paramount Theater mean festivalgoers spend an awful lot of time crossing paths with the long stretch of large bars on s 6 th Street. As director Ti West, in town to support acting roles in two festival films, recently posted to Twitter, “It's spring break for filmmakers.” Saturday night was especially hopping, with multiple parties all over town.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The worlds of movies, music and technology converge at Austin's annual three-in-one South by Southwest festival, so what better place for director Alex Winter to unveil "Downloaded," his decade-in-the-making documentary about the music file-sharing service Napster? Winter came to the Texas fest last year and whetted audience appetites for his film, showing five minutes of footage and moderating a discussion with the defunct company's co-founders, tech industry wunderkinds Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
New films from Joe Swanberg, Antonio Campos and Brandon Cronenberg will be among the high-profile titles in the AFI Fest's lineups for its Young Americans and New Auteurs sections. The 26th edition of the festival kicks off Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 8. The Young Americans section spotlights up-and-coming U.S. filmmakers in the documentary and fiction realms, while New Auteurs highlights the work of first- and second-time feature filmmakers from around the world. Films in both sections are culled from the festival circuit, coming from places like Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest, Toronto and Vienna.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2011
Joe Swanberg Spotlight at AFI Fest Nov. 6 "Silver Bullets" 9:45 p.m. Chinese 3 Nov. 7 "Art History" 9:30 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 8 "The Zone" (world premiere) 10 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 9 (all at Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian) 5 p.m. – "Silver Bullets" (second screening) 7 p.m. – "Art History" (second screening) 9 p.m. – "The Zone" (second screening)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Joe Swanberg has long been a director whose films have been more widely talked about than actually seen. He has become controversial for his improvisational style of ultra-low-budget filmmaking, his frank depictions of sexuality and his central position in the oeuvre known as "mumblecore. " Following his first film, "Kissing on the Mouth," in 2005, Swanberg began to really break through with 2007's "Hannah Takes the Stairs" and 2009's "Alexander the Last," examinations of the foibles of self-discovery within the post-collegiate creative class.
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October 8, 2009
Where you've seen her Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has appeared on TV's "Everwood," "Guiding Light" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Films include Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last," which she helped write; the upcoming "As Good as Dead" with Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell and Brian Cox; and the noirish "A Woman" with Willem Dafoe ("He plays the woman," she says, then laughs and admits, "No, he doesn't."
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October 30, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Even Joe Swanberg has to stop to count the number of Joe Swanberg movies out there right now. Just this year he premiered "Uncle Kent" at Sundance and unveiled "Silver Bullets" and "Art History" at the Berlin International Film Festival. The 30-year-old filmmaker also released "Autoerotic" on video-on-demand with limited theatrical play dates. He has been shooting throughout 2011 as well and is on course to soon finish his 15th film (10 of those he made in just the last two years). The AFI Fest 2011, which starts Thursday, will spotlight Swanberg, hosting the world premiere of his newest film, "The Zone," alongside screenings of "Art History" and "Silver Bullets.
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