IFC picks up SXSW favorite TINY FURNITURE

Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller

by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
April 23rd, 2010

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IFC Films announced today (via press release) that it has acquired the North American and multiple foreign rights to the SXSW hit, TINY FURNITURE.

Written and directed by Lena Dunham, produced by Kyle Martin and Alicia Van Couvering, the film had its world premiere at last month's SXSW Film Festival here in Austin.  The film stars Dunham, her real-life mother and sister Laurie Simmons and Grace Dunham, as well as David Call, and Alex Karpovsky.

TINY FURNITURE tells the story of 22-year-old Aura (Dunham) who returns home after college to her artist mother’s loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her YouTube page, and no shoulders to cry on. Starring Dunham’s real-life family in supporting roles and shot in her family home, TINY FURNITURE is a tragicomedy about what does and does not happen when you graduate with no skills, no love life, and a lot of free time.

The film took home the top Narrative Feature Prize at SXSW and Dunham took home the festival’s Breakout Award for Emerging Narrative woman director.  These wins were followed with the prize for Independent Vision at the Sarasota Film Festival earlier this month.

President of IFC Entertainment Jonathan Sehring said: “TINY FURNITURE is one of the great discoveries of the year.  Lena Dunham has a completely original voice and we're thrilled to be able to work with her and her team on bringing the film to a wider audience on all of our platforms."

“I can't imagine a better home for the movie than IFC, a company that has supported so many of my favorite independent films and filmmakers,” says Dunham.  “The producers and I feel very fortunate that they'll be applying their expertise to the task of releasing TINY FURNITURE.”

IFC acquired worldwide rights on the film, excluding United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, France, Benelux, New Zealand and Australia.  IFC Films will release Tiny Furniture via its IFC in Theaters platform, which debuts films to on-demand viewers at home the same day they premiere in theaters.

Check out our SXSW festival review here and an interview with the cast, crew, and filmmakers here.

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