Official Trailer for SXSW Winner Tiny Furniture

IFC Films and Apple have debuted the official trailer for Tiny Furniture, a comedy written, directed and starring Lena Dunham. Watching it as part of this year’s South by Southwest film festival it is easy to see why it won the Best Narrative Feature this year: Lena Dunham’s sharp screenplay. As Aura, she’s like the ugly duckling in this story about yuppies in New York. As such, her frumpy look gives way to a frumpy attitude which permeates through each scene. In a year that’s given us under-seen gems like City Island, Tiny Furniture is another one of those “quirky indies” that will most likely suffer a similar fate when it makes its theatrical bow on November 12, 2010.

You can check out the official trailer here.

22-year-old Aura (Dunham) returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend (Grace Dunham) never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Aura quickly throws away her liberal-arts clogs and careens into her old/new life: a dead-end hostess job, parties on chilly East Village fire escapes, stealing twenties out of her mother’s Prada purse, pathetic Brooklyn “art shows,” prison-style tattoos done out of sheer boredom, drinking all the wine in her mother’s neatly organized cabinets, competing with her prodigious teenage sister, and desperate sex in a giant metal pipe. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is.

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Source: iTunes Movie Trailers