Early Christmas for Swanberg

Early Christmas for Swanberg

EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR SWANBERG: The Sundance Film Festival just announced that Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg's film HAPPY CHRISTMAS is one of 16 narrative feature films chosen for its U.S. Dramatic Competition. The feature was filmed entirely in Chicago in glorious Super 16mm by BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD DP Ben Richardson, who also collaborated with Swanberg for DRINKING BUDDIES. HAPPY CHRISTMAS features Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber and Lena Dunham. Here's the official synopsis: A young woman breaks up with her boyfriend and then moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son. Congratulations to Joe and his team, more on this one in the new year...

You can check out all of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival selections here. Sundance runs from January 16-26 in Park City, UT.

Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.