"I feel like this outfit screams 'I've been living in Ohio for the past three years. Take me to your gross apartment and have sex with me," Aura complains in recent indie hit Tiny Furniture. Comedies of humiliation are usually bred in the minds of those much older and male. But 23-year-old filmmaker Lena Dunham has managed to create 98 minutes of neurotic film gold that rivals that of genre masters Woody Allen and Larry David. The award-winning film screens tonight and Sunday at Wynwood's O Cinema -- just in case you're not interested in catching Lord of the Dance in 3D. If you go tonight, your ticket includes a free pint of Guinness. You had us at Gui-.
In her second feature-length, Tiny Furniture, which won the Jury Prize
at the SXSW 2010 Film Festival, Dunham plays herself. In the film, she
returns home to her parents' true-life apartment after graduating from
college with a film theory degree. Her one ray of hope? The 357 views
her YouTube video has garnered. Dunham's real mother and sister play
themselves in the film as well, and their characters' artistic successes
only highlights Aura's hapless ennui.
Beyond its Zeitgeist-y story, Tiny Furniture is the only film to be shot
using a handheld, single lens reflex camera. See what that looks like
when the film screens at O Cinema (90 NW 29th St., Miami). Screenings
times are 8 p.m. tonight and 3:15, 5:30, and 7:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets cost $7.50 to $10.50. Visit o-cinema.org.
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