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BAGHEAD: Coming Soon to Canal Place Cinema

8/29/08
CANAL PLACE CINEMA 4

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http://www.sonyclassics.com/baghead/

Go see it. Support local talent!

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Reviews:

Duane Byrge | The Hollywood Reporter
 
  Steve Ramos | indieWire
 
  Peter Sciretta | Slash Film
 
  Bill Weber | Slant Magazine
 
  Scott Weinberg | FEARNet
 
  Edward Douglas | Coming Soon
 
  Peter Debruge | Variety
 
  Don R. Lewis | Film Threat

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Side Note:

Mumblecore is an American independent film movement that arose in the early 2000s.[1][2] It is primarily characterized by ultra-low budget production (often employing digital video cameras), focus on personal relationships between twenty-somethings, improvised scripts, and non-professional actors. Filmmakers in this genre include Andrew Bujalski, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Aaron Katz and Joe Swanberg.[3]

The term "mumblecore" was coined by Eric Masunaga, a sound editor who has worked with Bujalski.[4] The directors of the films are sometimes referred to collectively as "mumblecorps," as in press corps. Film journalists have also used the terms "bedhead cinema" and "Slackavetes," a reference to independent film director John Cassavetes.[5][6]

The IFC Center in New York City exhibited a ten-film series of mumblecore films in 2007, titled "The New Talkies: Generation D.I.Y."[7]

New York-based Benten Films, a boutique DVD label run by film critics, has championed such mumblecore titles as Swanberg's LOL, and Katz's first two films: Dance Party USA and Quiet City.

[edit] Notable Mumblecore Films

 

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