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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