Hannah Takes the Stairs + OFFscreen Award
Hannah Takes the Stairs
Featuring our very special guest, DIR. JOE SWANBERG
Sunday, March 16 - 7:00 & 9:30 PM - 83 min.
Dir. Joe Swanberg - USA, 2007
There will be a Q+A session with JOE SWANBERG following the 7:00 PM Screening.
Writer-director Joe Swanberg's microbudget feature is a big leap forward in lo-fi, do-it-yourself filmmaking. Shooting digitally and taking a hands-on approach with his actors, Swanberg prefers improvised, fleeting moments rather than sweeping dramatic revelations. The film follows Hannah, a recent graduate, through a series of quick summer relationships as the characters attempt to navigate the post-college abyss. Andrew Bujalski, director of Mutual Appreciation, and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair) play two objects of her roaming affection. As endearingly bumbling and aimless as its characters, Hannah is a prime example of the "mumblecore" movement in film, and an "ode to love in the time of cultural distraction." (David Fear, Time Out New York)
Click here to check out the complete review by David Fear.
Also be sure to pick up a copy of the Declaration for an interview with Joe Swanberg by our own Joe Mier. Or you can read it here.
Finally, I am very proud to announce that OFFscreen was given the award for being the Most Outstanding CIO for the 2007-2008 year. We are all very excited about this award, and are thankful for everyone who has been coming out to the films and supporting us.