Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008, where she studied Creative Writing. Her first short film, Dealing, premiered at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival. Her first feature, Creative Nonfiction,  premiered at SXSW 2009 and enjoyed a theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives. She has made two webseries, Tight Shots and Delusional Downtown Divas.  In 2009, she was commissioned to make ten more episodes of DDD to project at the Guggenheim’s first annual Art Awards, an event for which she also hosted and wrote the teleplay. In 2009, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” As an actress, she will appeared in Mildred Pierce, by Todd Haynes and The Innkeeper by Ti West. She writes  about film and interesting characters for various publications, including Interview, The Onion A/V  Club, HammertoNail.com, and she loves to tweet.

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The Innkeepers (2011)

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West
CAST:  Sara Paxton  •  Pat Healy  •  Kelly McGillis  •  George Riddle

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West
CAST:  Sara Paxton  •  Pat Healy  •  Kelly McGillis  •  George Riddle

PressPausePlay (2011)

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunites. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dworsky  •  Victor Köhler
CAST:  Seth Godin  •  Robyn  •  Apparat  •  Lykke Li

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunites. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dworsky  •  Victor Köhler
CAST:  Seth Godin  •  Robyn  •  Apparat  •  Lykke Li

Happy Christmas (2014)

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Mark Webber  •  Lena Dunham

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Mark Webber  •  Lena Dunham

Supporting Characters (2012)

Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Schechter
CAST:  Alex Karpovsky  •  Tarik Lowe  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Melonie Diaz

Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Schechter
CAST:  Alex Karpovsky  •  Tarik Lowe  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Melonie Diaz

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Family Tree (2009)

Siblings Tim and Lena squabble after he detects her disinterest in his long-term family genealogy project.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kentucker Audley
CAST:  Jessy Brodsky  •  Hallie Cooper-Novack  •  Lena Dunham  •  Greta Gerwig

Siblings Tim and Lena squabble after he detects her disinterest in his long-term family genealogy project.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kentucker Audley
CAST:  Jessy Brodsky  •  Hallie Cooper-Novack  •  Lena Dunham  •  Greta Gerwig

This Is 40 (2012)

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Creative Nonfiction (2009)

College student Ella is completely focused on her ambiguously romantic relationship with her dorm-mate, Chris. She is so consumed by trying to understand his behavior that she's neglecting the screenplay she is supposed to write in order to graduate. When she does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Dunham
CAST:  Lena Dunham  •  David Unger  •  Audrey Gelman  •  Slaine Jenkins

College student Ella is completely focused on her ambiguously romantic relationship with her dorm-mate, Chris. She is so consumed by trying to understand his behavior that she's neglecting the screenplay she is supposed to write in order to graduate. When she does ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Dunham
CAST:  Lena Dunham  •  David Unger  •  Audrey Gelman  •  Slaine Jenkins

Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)

An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Michael Levine
CAST:  Sophia Takal  •  Lawrence Michael Levine  •  Brooke Bloom  •  Louis Cancelmi

An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Michael Levine
CAST:  Sophia Takal  •  Lawrence Michael Levine  •  Brooke Bloom  •  Louis Cancelmi

Tiny Furniture (2010)

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After graduating from film school, Aura returns to New York to live with her photographer mother, Siri, and her sister, Nadine, who has just finished high school. Aura is directionless and wonders where to go next in her career and her life. She takes a job in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Dunham
CAST:  Lena Dunham  •  Laurie Simmons  •  Grace Dunham  •  Rachel Howe

After graduating from film school, Aura returns to New York to live with her photographer mother, Siri, and her sister, Nadine, who has just finished high school. Aura is directionless and wonders where to go next in her career and her life. She takes a job in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Dunham
CAST:  Lena Dunham  •  Laurie Simmons  •  Grace Dunham  •  Rachel Howe

The House of the Devil (2009)

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In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West
CAST:  Jocelin Donahue  •  Mary Woronov  •  Greta Gerwig  •  AJ Bowen

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ti West
CAST:  Jocelin Donahue  •  Mary Woronov  •  Greta Gerwig  •  AJ Bowen

Don't Think Twice (2016)

An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Birbiglia
CAST:  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  Mike Birbiglia  •  Kate Micucci

An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Birbiglia
CAST:  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  Mike Birbiglia  •  Kate Micucci

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dash Shaw
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Lena Dunham  •  Reggie Watts  •  Maya Rudolph

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dash Shaw
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Lena Dunham  •  Reggie Watts  •  Maya Rudolph

My Art (2016)

A 65-year-old single artist living in New York City has a good life: a stable teaching job, successful friends, and a loyal, aging dog named Bing. As her dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Simmons
CAST:  Laurie Simmons  •  Robert Clohessy  •  John Rothman  •  Josh Safdie

A 65-year-old single artist living in New York City has a good life: a stable teaching job, successful friends, and a loyal, aging dog named Bing. As her dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Simmons
CAST:  Laurie Simmons  •  Robert Clohessy  •  John Rothman  •  Josh Safdie

Everything Is Copy (2015)

A candid portrait of writer/director Nora Ephron, directed by her son, journalist Jacob Bernstein.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Bernstein  •  Nick Hooker
CAST:  Nora Ephron  •  Tom Hanks  •  Rob Reiner  •  Mike Nichols

A candid portrait of writer/director Nora Ephron, directed by her son, journalist Jacob Bernstein.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Bernstein  •  Nick Hooker
CAST:  Nora Ephron  •  Tom Hanks  •  Rob Reiner  •  Mike Nichols

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Norman Lear  •  John Amos  •  George Clooney  •  Alan Horn

Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Norman Lear  •  John Amos  •  George Clooney  •  Alan Horn

Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)

Filmed in front of 76,000 fans at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, "The 1989 World Tour Live" captures Taylor Swift's entire performance while also mixing in behind-the-scene, rehearsal, and special guest footage from her 1989 Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Taylor Swift  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Cara Delevingne  •  Lena Dunham

Filmed in front of 76,000 fans at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, "The 1989 World Tour Live" captures Taylor Swift's entire performance while also mixing in behind-the-scene, rehearsal, and special guest footage from her 1989 Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Taylor Swift  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Cara Delevingne  •  Lena Dunham

Sky (2015)

A woman embarks on a journey alone across the United States after fleeing from her violent husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabienne Berthaud
CAST:  Norman Reedus  •  Diane Kruger  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Lena Dunham

A woman embarks on a journey alone across the United States after fleeing from her violent husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabienne Berthaud
CAST:  Norman Reedus  •  Diane Kruger  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Lena Dunham

7 Days in Hell (2015)

A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Kit Harington  •  Jon Hamm  •  Michael Sheen

A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Kit Harington  •  Jon Hamm  •  Michael Sheen

It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise (2015)

This portrait of Hilary Knight, the artist behind the iconic Eloise books, sees him reflecting on his life as an illustrator and his relationship to his most successful work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Wolf
CAST:  Hilary Knight  •  Lena Dunham

This portrait of Hilary Knight, the artist behind the iconic Eloise books, sees him reflecting on his life as an illustrator and his relationship to his most successful work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Wolf
CAST:  Hilary Knight  •  Lena Dunham
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