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Hannah Takes the Stairs


With Joe Swanberg in person


Dir. Joe Swanberg. 2007, 83 mins. Digital projection. With Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Mark Duplass, Ry Russo-Young, Mark Duplass. Swanberg’s remarkably naturalistic portrait of callow youth heralded the arrival of an indie superstar in Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote the script). She is captivating as Hannah, a perpetually dissatisfied 20-something who drifts from one unfulfilling relationship to another, leaving a trail of messy emotions in her wake. Fellow DIY directors Andrew Bujalski, Mark Duplass, and Ry Russo-Young portray Hannah’s coterie of friends and lovers, while Swanberg cuts through the stream of halting Gen-Y babble to locate moments of raw, unguarded emotion.

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