film: jeff who lives at home

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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
Away We Go (2009)
Beginners (2010)
Ben X (2007)
Boyhood (2014)
Dedication (2007)
Detachment (2011)
Frances Ha (2012)
Garden State (2004)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
In Your Eyes (2014)
I Smile Back (2015)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Laggies (2014)
Liberal Arts (2012)
Little Birds (2011)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Lola Versus (2012)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Medianeras (2011)
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Mr. Nobody (2009)
My Rainy Days (2009)
My So Has Got Depression (2011)
Nobody Walks (2012)
People Like Us (2012)
Petal Dance (2013)
Respire (2014)
Rocket Science (2007)
Running with Scissors (2006)
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Struck by Lightning (2012)
The Black Balloon (2008)
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
The Kings of Summer (2013)
The One I Love (2014)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Road Within (2014)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
The Spectacular Now (2013)
To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
White Oleander (2002)
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)


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There is this phenomenal director. Her name is Jill Soloway and she made a film called Afternoon Delight which you should see because it’s fantastic. 

She wrote and directed a pilot for Amazon called “Transparent”. It stars the stunning Jeffrey Tambor, wonderful wonderful Jay Duplass (one-half of the Duplass brothers, if you haven’t seen “Jeff Who Lives at Home” you should), super smart-funny Gaby Hoffman (have you seen “Crystal Fairy”? So so good), Amy Landecker (“Dan in Real Life”! I have a song in it- great film!), Judith Light (“WHO’S THE BOSS”!!!!) and also….



This show is incredible. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be a part of it. Filming it was a beautiful beautiful experience and something I would like to do more of. 

So before you watch all the wonderful movies listed above, please watch “Transparent” FREE on Amazon Prime Instant Video


and if you could please give it a nice review if you like it, that would be a huge help because…

your reviews help decide which pilots go to series!!!!!!! 

so please please spread the word and help us get this show on the road!!!

many thanks! 

ali xxx

Duplass Brothers On Filmmaking, Siblings And Parenting’s ‘Fugue State’

Growing up in the 1980s, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass weren’t into typical family movies. Their friends were enthralled by Star Wars, but Jay tells Fresh Air’s Ann Marie Baldonado that he and his brother were more interested in “whatever showed up on HBO,” including Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and Hannah and Her Sisters.

“I think if you cornered me and Jay somewhere around 1983 and said, 'Would you like to go see The Empire Strikes Back with us?’ We would say something like, 'Why do we need a light saber when we have this wealth of early 40s adult divorce malaise coming through the TV on HBO?’ ” Mark jokes.

Using their father’s VHS camera, the brothers began to create their own movies together. Now, decades later, they have written and directed five feature films, including Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Cyrus.

Their latest project, the HBO series Togetherness, is about four people in their late 30s who live in Los Angeles. Two are single, looking for love and careers; the other two are married and coping with their relationship, the stresses of parenthood and work. All four struggle with a general sense of feeling lost. Mark describes it as a “deeply personal television show” that draws from real life.

“Mark and I both have kids the same age — they’re now roughly 7 and 3,” Jay says. “There’s something really amazing about when that last baby starts sleeping where you come out of this fugue state of parenting.”

In Jay’s case, and in the case of the family on Togetherness, getting out of the “fugue state” took seven years. The end of that stage felt wonderful, he says, but: “Now it’s been seven years. I don’t really know who I am. And you’re looking at your spouse and you’re like, I don’t know who you are. I don’t really know what I like any more because all of my needs have been subjugated for the good of these babies and our family unit. And you kind of have to re-figure everything out. ”

Photo: Courtesy of HBO