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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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Lena Dunham (written by)
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Release Date:
30 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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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:
6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A glorified home movie 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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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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40 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
A glorified home movie, 17 May 2011
Author: Casey Janney from United States

We live in a DIY culture, where filmmakers graduate from fancy-shmancy schools and think they can just make a film about themselves and call it art. Exhibit A (or Exhibit Gazillion): Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture (2010). A glorified home movie. Tiny Furniture tells the story of recent college grad, Aura (Lena Dunham, who also wrote and directed the film), who must deal with the transition from alternative, lazy student to an actual full-grown woman. Post- grad confusion constantly pedals itself across independent cinema, and frankly, I'm sick of it. The narrative is rather dull, but this isn't anything out of the ordinary for mumblecore. However, I do admire Lena Dunham and her character as Aura (where she is essentially playing herself). She may not be anything special, but she's real. She's accurate—naïve, narcissistic, and completely disoriented. Ultimately, I think that's why this film (amongst other post-grad films) is so successful. It's built for a certain demographic—post-grad losers. They (We) find these movies comforting because the lost characters are just like them (us). I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy this movie, but I probably wouldn't have hadn't I found it extremely relatable to my current lifestyle. Hopefully, this film will work as a serious reality-check for those of us graduating soon. I don't want to be Aura. That's for sure. Aside from its tired plot, Lena Dunham actually has a great visual eye and hopefully this will reflect in her future work, when she isn't delving into self-exploitation any longer.

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