Blu-ray, DVD Release: Tiny Furniture

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2011
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion

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Lena Dunham gets down in Tiny Furniture.

Writer/director/actor Lena Dunham (Mildred Pierce) stars in her acclaimed 2010 independent film Tiny Furniture, a comedy that concerns a young woman dealing with life at one of its crossroads.

Dunham portrays Aura, a recent college graduate who returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister (played by their real-life counterparts). Though Aura is gripped by stasis and confusion about her future, she manages to stumble into a bunch of humorous situations relating to her plight.

Co-starring Merritt Wever (Greenberg) and Amy Seimetz (Bitter Feast), Tiny Furniture received a limited release to theaters in the U.S. in November, 2010, following playdates at some dozen film festivals, including South by Southwest and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Dunham got her start making YouTube videos, but she emerged as a player thanks to the breakthrough success of this film. She’s currently working on a comedy about a group of girls in their twenties entitled, insanely enough, Girls.

The Blu-ray and DVD of Tiny Furniture contain the following special features:

  • director Lena Dunham talks about filmmaking and autobiography in a new interview with writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron (You’ve Got Mail)
  • new interview with writer-director Paul Schrader
  • Creative Nonfiction, Dunham’s first feature film
  • four short films by Dunham
  • trailer
  • booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.