USA – 2007 – 81 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOE SWANBERG

Alex, Tim, and Chris view the women in their lives through the dimensions of a computer screen or the lens of a camera-phone, as they struggle to balance their online fantasies and addictions with the demands of real life.

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This up-to-the-second feature intimately explores masculinity in the new millennium, a time when young men are trying to decipher the mixed messages of modern relationships and technology.

Featuring a nonprofessional cast, video contributions from people all over the world, and original music by lead actor Kevin Bewersdorf, this funny and thoughtful film offers an honest portrait of how the latest tools of communication can either help us click or turn us off.

DIRECTOR
Joe Swanberg studied film production at Southern IllinoisUniversity where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and a crippling addiction to the Internet.

His three features, KISSING ON THE MOUTH (2005), LOL (2006) and HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS (2007), all premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and HANNAH was released theatrically in 2007 by IFC FirstTake. He is finishing up his latest feature, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, and is in pre-production on another, SAVE THE DATE, set to shoot in early 2008. He continues to produce and direct the popular web series, YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES, for Nerve.com, and he is finishing production on a private investigator show called BUTTERKNIFE, for Spout.com.
He lives with his wife, Kris, in Chicago, IL.