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FULL SYNOPSIS

A recent college graduate keeps stumbling as she steps out into the real world in this independent comedy drama. Aura ([[Performer~P517409~Lena Dunham~lenadunham]]) has just graduated from a university in the Midwest, receiving a degree in film theory that even she seems to realize is essentially worthless. With no real prospects she returns home to her mother, Siri ([[Performer~P657849~Laurie Simmons~lauriesimmons]]), a successful photographer living in New York City. Aura's 17-year-old sister, Nadine ([[Performer~P657850~Grace Dunham~gracedunham]]), is about to graduate from high school and is choosing which college to attend in the fall; Aura is ostensibly back home to help Siri and Nadine during a hectic time, but they don't appear to particularly need or want her assistance. Aura befriends Jed ([[Performer~P466889~Alex Karpovsky~alexkarpovsky]]), a minor celebrity thanks to his surreal YouTube videos, who insists he's in New York to take meetings for an upcoming TV project; he soon invites himself into Aura's bedroom as a semi-permanent guest, though he clearly has no interest in any sort of romantic or sexual relationship. With little else to do, Aura takes a job at a nearby restaurant and becomes smitten with Keith ([[Performer~P491573~David Call~davidcall]]), one of the cooks; while he seems attracted to her, he also has a girlfriend and it isn't until they're both stoned one night that he makes his move in a rather unusual setting. Tiny Furniture was written and directed by [[Performer~P517409~Lena Dunham~lenadunham]], who also plays Aura; [[Performer~P657849~Laurie Simmons~lauriesimmons]] and [[Performer~P657850~Grace Dunham~gracedunham]] are her mother and sister in real life as well as in the film, which was mostly shot in [[Performer~P657849~Simmons~lauriesimmons]]' actual apartment. The film was named Best Narrative Feature at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 12, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lena Dunham Best First Screenplay 2010 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Lena Dunham New Generation Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Lena Dunham Best First Feature 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Kyle Martin Best First Feature 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Alicia van Couvering Best First Feature 2010 Nominee

Cast

Lena Dunham
as Aura
Merritt Wever
as Frankie
Amy Seimetz
as Ashlynn
Alex Karpovsky
as Jed
David Call
as Keith
Garland Hunter
as Noelle

Crew

Lena Dunham
Director
Kyle Martin
Producer
Alicia van Couvering
Producer
Lena Dunham
Screenwriter
Lance Edmands
Editor
Jade Healy
Art Director
Alice Wang
Co-producer
Gene Park
Sound/Sound Designer
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