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Tiny Furniture -- 22-year-old Aura (Dunham) returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs.
Tiny Furniture -- Tiny Furniture explores the depths of romantic humiliation and the heights of post-college confusion.
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Director:
Writer:
Lena Dunham (written by)
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Release Date:
30 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Aura would like you to know that she is having a very, very hard time.
Plot:
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a tiny film See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lena Dunham ... Aura

Laurie Simmons ... Siri

Grace Dunham ... Nadine
Rachel Howe ... Candice

Merritt Wever ... Frankie

Amy Seimetz ... Ashlynn

Alex Karpovsky ... Jed

Jemima Kirke ... Charlotte
Garland Hunter ... Noelle
Isen Ritchie ... Jacob
Sarah Sophie Flicker ... Julia

David Call ... Keith

Jody Lee Lipes ... Bus Boy
Charlotte Istel ... Drunk Girl
Peter Rosenblum ... No Pants Kid
Paul Warneke ... Ipod Boy
John Newman ... Philippe
Isabel Halley ... Gallery Girl
Kyle Martin ... Keith's 'Boy'
Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Ashlynn's Friend
Nick Bentgen ... Ashlynn's Friend
Lance Edmands ... Ashlynn's Friend

Alex Ross Perry ... Ashlynn's Friend
Alice Wang ... Ashlynn's Friend
Teddy Blanks ... Gallery-Goer
Jennifer Brown ... Gallery-Goer
Durga Chew-Bose ... Gallery-Goer
Zach Clark ... Gallery-Goer
Jesse Klein ... Gallery-Goer
Kathryn Sanders ... Gallery-Goer

Nat Sanders ... Gallery-Goer
Natalie Bergner ... High School Reveler
Nile Berry ... High School Reveler
Wyeth Birch ... High School Reveler
Alexander Davis ... High School Reveler
Dash Davidson ... High School Reveler
Amanda Greenbaum ... High School Reveler
Kate Gill ... High School Reveler
Calla Hastings ... High School Reveler
Matthew A. Jacobs ... High School Reveler
Pablo Marvel ... High School Reveler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike S. Ryan ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Kyle Martin .... producer
Alicia Van Couvering .... producer
Alice Wang .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Teddy Blanks 
 
Cinematography by
Jody Lee Lipes 
 
Film Editing by
Lance Edmands 
 
Art Direction by
Jade Healy 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris Trujillo 
 
Art Department
Paige A. Flash .... art production assistant (as Paige Flash)
 
Sound Department
Micah Bloomberg .... sound recordist
Timothy Cleary .... additional sound
David Fisher .... foley artist
Kenji Calderon Miyamoto .... sound effects editor (as Kenji Calderon)
Gene Park .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Park .... supervising sound editor
Mike Silvestri .... additional sound
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Moses Smith .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh M. Allen .... electrics (as Josh Allen)
Joe Anderson .... focus puller
Joe Anderson .... still photographer
Nick Bentgen .... electrics
Andrew Engert .... grip
Anna Rose Holmer .... grip (as Anna Farrell)
Jeff Peixoto .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Sam Daley .... colorist
Gordon Holmes .... second assistant editor
Patrick McGuinn .... post-production project manager
Tomas Vengris .... assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Patrick Albertson .... additional musician
Patrick Ford .... additional musician
Annie Pearlman .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Enterainment (as Josh Braum)
Desiree Brown .... production assistant
Jeffrey Cristiani .... set operations (as Jeff Cristiani)
André Des Rochers .... legal services: Gary Krauss Des Rochers
Adam Kersh .... publicist
Lisa Kjerulff .... pre-production coordinator
Julia Newman .... script supervisor
Teddy Blanks .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Zach Clark .... thanks
Carlton DeWoody .... special thanks
Isabel Halley .... thanks
Christianne Hedtke .... thanks
Barbara Jean Kearney .... thanks
Karina Longworth .... thanks
Isaac Mizrahi .... thanks
Annie Pearlman .... thanks
Mike S. Ryan .... thanks
Nat Sanders .... thanks
Ti West .... thanks
Thadd Williams .... thanks
Paul Zucker .... thanks
 

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98 min
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Trivia:
Contrary to belief, the dialogue was not entirely improvised nor ad-libbed. Lena Dunham said the script was written specifically for amateur actors.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Aura:Honey, I'm home... Family?
Candace:Downstairs...
Siri:Can you turn your right toe slightly towards me?
Nadine:It hurts.
Siri:Perfect.
[click]
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Soundtrack:
Crying In VainSee more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
a tiny film, 15 December 2010
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

"I'm in a post-graduation malaise," Aura to her mother

Aura (Lena Dunham) and her mother (Laurie Simmons, Denham's real mom) are a generation apart, and it shows. In Tiny Furniture (a reference to her mother's collection) Aura has drifting back to mom by returning after graduation to their upscale Tribeca apartment, which her mother easily covers as a successful artist. Aura has no prospects to be so successful, struggling as she is just trying to sustain through a nowhere position as a restaurant hostess, not the filmmaker she'd like to be.

While the apartment is minimalist white, sharp, and clean, Aura is heavy, homely, and slow. The honesty of not casting a hottie as most directors would is one of the film's noble features, and that this director casts herself in unflattering circumstances (Aura has her first complete sex, boring I would say, in a street construction pipe and wears ill-fitting clothes) is a sign of the realism rare in most contemporary comedies about 20 somethings. In fact, director Dunham has achieved a universality anyway because the players in this comedy aren't a whole lot different from the young sit-com residents of the last 30 years, except they all had jobs or prospects, and alas, Aura has none.

I didn't enjoy the film as I had hoped because except for the pipe and some smart Juno-like dialogue at the beginning with her sister and her mom, nothing much at all happens. If you compare Tiny Furniture with Manhattan-based Seinfeld, where it's about nothing but really something, then this is a tiny comedy where shifting around the furniture still results in a boring set up.

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