'the puffy chair' by the duplass brothers // 2005
'the puffy chair' is considered 'mumblecore'
in the ‘alt lit’ community, many ppl may have heard this term via tao lin & megan boyle’s 2011 documentary-style film of the same name (if not otherwise)
as an independent film subgenre, mumcor cropped up around 2005, w/ adherents who seem to emphasize lowbudget, improvisation, ‘mundane’ settings, awkward humor, ‘nerdy’ relationships, imperfect main characters, etc
i must say i’ve enjoyed every film considered ‘mumblecore’ that i’ve watched
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