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Hannah Takes the Stairs
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22 August 2007 (USA) See more »
Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Greta Gerwig ... Hannah
Kent Osborne ... Matt

Andrew Bujalski ... Paul

Ry Russo-Young ... Rocco

Mark Duplass ... Mike
Todd Rohal ... Brian Duges

Tipper Newton ... Minnie

Kris Swanberg ... Gaby (as Kris Williams)
Kevin Bewersdorf ... Guy Who Lays Down
Ivan Albertson ... Stephen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nathan Adloff ... Friend at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Swanberg 
Writing credits
Joe Swanberg  and
Greta Gerwig  and
Kent Osborne  and
Andrew Bujalski  additional material and
Ry Russo-Young  additional material and
Mark Duplass  additional material and
Todd Rohal  additional material and
Kevin Bewersdorf  additional material and
Tipper Newton  additional material and
Kris Swanberg  additional material (as Kris Williams)

Produced by
Anish Savjani .... producer
Rajen Savjani .... executive producer
Joe Swanberg .... producer
Original Music by
Kevin Bewersdorf 
Cinematography by
Joe Swanberg 
Film Editing by
Joe Swanberg 
Production Management
Meg DiGiovanni .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Kevin Bewersdorf .... sound recordist
Chris James .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Yohance Brown .... colorist
John Eremic .... digital intermediate supervisor
Other crew
Frank Ross .... supplier: additional equipment
Vincent Savino .... press kit
Dan Brown .... special thanks
Jay Duplass .... special thanks
Aaron Katz .... special thanks

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USA:83 min
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The movie derives it's title from the song "Hannah" by Freelance Whales.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
low budget honesty, 8 March 2010
Author: jwiffy from New York

Hannah Takes The Stairs has poor production values, a slow pace, boring locations, and no actors you have ever heard of, and that's what makes this film so special. This is clearly a film made by a group of friends and artists, exploring their lives and the art of film-making simultaneously. It's simplistic rawness allows for an honest, and at times voyeuristic tone that examines the simple difficulties of young people learning to make grown-up decisions. This film is certainly not for everyone, but if you can forgive the ultra-low budget blemishes it is very worthwhile. In many ways, Hannah Takes the Stairs is the future of film-making that Francis Ford Coppola predicted in Hearts of Darkness.

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