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SXSW First Look: 'We'll Never Have Paris,' Starring Simon Helberg and Melanie Lynskey

South by Southwest 2014 kicks off this week with a terrific slate of indie comedies and dramas. We've got the first look at one of them: "We'll Never Have Paris," from directors Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 6, 2014 3:33 PM
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Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

As Joe Swanberg matures as a filmmaker, he's beginning to look at what happens to the Mumblecore generation once they get older: They're not yet middle-aged, but they're also no longer comfortably in the aimless twentysomething sweet spot that once defined the genre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 20, 2014 11:24 AM
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In the Works: Details Emerge from Joe Swanberg's Upcoming 'Happy Christmas,' Starring Lena Dunham and Anna Kendrick

Writer-director and actor Joe Swanberg has a new film, "Drinking Buddies," currently on VOD and in theaters this August, but that doesn't mean he's taking a summer vacation. He's editing his next film, "Happy Christmas," and has teased out some details about the cast, including the roles played by Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham and Melanie Lynskey.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 29, 2013 12:52 PM
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