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Richard Brundage ... The Man
Jeff Cristiani ... Ty (as Jeffrey Cristiani)

Grace Dunham ... Classroom Kid

Lena Dunham ... Ella
Audrey Gelman ... Edie

Eleonore Hendricks ... The Punk Girl
Slaine Jenkins ... Carly
Doris Jewitt ... The Grandmother
Sam Lisenco ... The Fisherman
Judy Rosen ... The Feminist
David Unger ... Chris
David Walker ... Professor Gibbard
Ian Warren ... Band Guy

Directed by
Lena Dunham 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lena Dunham  written by

Produced by
Laurie Simmons .... executive producer
Original Music by
Teddy Blanks 
Cinematography by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Hannah Lesser 
Film Editing by
Lena Dunham 
Sound Department
Graham Reznick .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Messina .... assistant camera (as Chris Messina)
Other crew
Teddy Blanks .... title designer

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USA:60 min


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I liked it, 12 February 2013
Author: joshthomasg from United States

I loved Creative Nonfiction, this is the type of film people should look at in terms of production cost. When you're starting out in film you have to do a lot with nothing, and that is exactly what Lena does. You can see the raw talent that Lena possesses with her acting and dialogue. I think what makes the film so effective is that, as the viewer, I felt like I was prying into Ella's life. It's almost like going through someone's phone and digging through all their inner-most personal conversations and pictures. The whole movie was like a diary, and I think people are interested in that. Whenever we overhear a conversation about girls talking about their sex lives, you sort of want to linger around and overhear, because it's interesting. Creative Nonfiction is just that, it's a personal diary of a college woman's life.

The objective, hand-held camera-work works great, still photography would have made the scenes monotonous, and it would have played out within the first 15 minutes. It's an impressive debut by the very young Lena Dunham.

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