LOL

2006 | 81 minutes | NR | IMDb

Directed by Joe Swanberg

Cinematography by Joe Swanberg

Starring Kevin Bewersdorf, Tipper Newton, Joe Swanberg, C. Mason Wells, Brigid Reagan, Kate Winterich & Greta Gerwig

Premiered at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival

New York Times review | New Yorker (dvd) review | IndieWire interview

Synopsis

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. 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. (Official)

Notes

- Watch the companion short/LOL test-run "Hissy Fits" Here
- Check out the Noisehead video podcasts by "LOL" star Kevin Bewersdorf

Filmed in Chicago, Illinois

Shot on the Sony DSR-PD150

"I have a Sony PD-150, and there's 30 DVCAM tapes, and there's a 25-foot XLR cable, and there's the shotgun mic that comes with the PD150."
-- Joe Swanberg

Budget: $3,000

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