Caitlin, a young Chicago artist, struggles to create work that is both personal and political. A piece she performs about the BP oil spill sends her relationship into a tailspin when her boyfriend can’t get over the fact that she was naked during the performance. Caitlin directs her energy toward sustainable living and a series of dates with other guys, but her on-again/off-again relationship with her boyfriend starts to resemble America’s relationship with the oil companies. — reRun Gastropub Theater
Joe Swanberg (born August 31, 1981) is an American independent filmmaker and actor.
Known for micro-budget dramas which make extensive use of improvisation, Swanberg is considered a major figure in the mumblecore film movement. His films often focus on relationships, sex, technology, and the filmmaking process.
Swanberg was born on August 31, 1981 in Detroit. He attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a film major, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 2003. Two years later, Swanberg directed his first feature, Kissing on the Mouth. He followed it with LOL (2006), which marked Swanberg’s first time working with actress Greta Gerwig. Gerwig and Swanberg collaborated on the director’s next two features: Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), which also starred filmmakers Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young, and Mark Duplass and marked Swanberg’s first collaboration with animator and actor Kent Osborne; and Nights and Weekends (2008), on which Gerwig shared a directing credit… read more