Silver Bullets is loosely based on Chekhov’s The Seagull. After his girlfriend is given the leading role in a new film by a renowned horror film director, a jealous young filmmaker responds by casting her best friend in his own film. –Berlinale
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
This movie makes my day. Almost perfect look at how art and life mix with catastrophic results. A truly unique love letter to horror movies.
Silver Bullets is playing in New York, Autoerotic is available on demand and The Zone will premiere at the AFI FEST.
The prolific filmmaker and Factory 25 dream up “a fantastic and unique form of physical distribution.”
Updated through 6/10. Colin Beckett: "Whether by design or circumstance, this June has become Thai Cinema Month in New York, with an array