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Movies This Week: June 1- 8 , 2012

1 June 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Many Texas school districts finished school yesterday, and if you're looking for kid-friendly movies look no further than our recently released 2012 Guide to Free (and Cheap) Summer Movies in Austin. A few updates have been made since the initial publication date, so check back regularly.

The Austin Film Society offers a double dose of former-Austinite writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus) at the Alamo Drafthouse Village with the Duplass-a-Thon on Monday, June 4, beginning with The Do-Deca-Pentathlon at 7 pm and the Duplass Brothers Short Film Showcase at 9 pm. Although Mark Duplass -- seen above in the short film The New Brad -- is busy with other projects, Jay Duplass will be in attendance. J.C. reviewed The Do-Deca-Pentathlon at SXSW and said with this film, "the Duplass brothers continue to prove that their movies are worthy of being paid attention to."

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- Debbie Cerda

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Interview: Director Jay Duplass Reveals ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

15 March 2012 7:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The brother directing team of Jay and Mark Duplass have been climbing the success ladder since starting their careers as independent film darlings in 2002. After winning acclaim in 2010 with the offbeat “Cyrus,” they are back with “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” featuring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon.

The movie emphasizes the filmmakers intimate characteristic of focusing on characters which on the surface may seem ordinary, but through emotional depth creates extraordinary situations. Jason Segel portrays Jeff, who lives in his mother’s basement, rarely venturing beyond those confines. He is looking for a way to understand his life, and thinks he can find it through a series of events triggered by a wrong number, that asked for someone named Kevin.

Jay and Mark Duplass began their career with a short film called “The New Brad” in 2002. “The Puffy Chair” (2005) was their first feature film, and »

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