Joe Swanberg keeps this journal in an effort to document the LOL making process and figure out where all his time and money went.


  • May 2005
  • June 2005
  • July 2005
  • August 2005
  • September 2005
  • October 2005
  • November 2005
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2006

    Absolute Crazy

    We had the World Premiere. It was great. We're all sick and tired and doing our best not to fall asleep at the parties. This is really the first bit of time I have had to sit down and write anything. It's been non-stop since we arrived in Austin. I have a ton of pictures to post when I get back to Chicago, but for now, I just wanted to put something up here saying that we're all alive, the movie's doing great, and we're having a blast.

    If you're in Austin and you haven't seen the film, you have 2 more chances. It's showing Wednesday at 1:30PM in the Austin Convention Center, and Saturday at 9:45PM in the Austin Convention Center. We would love to see you there!

    Friday, March 10, 2006

    Rad Town

    Austin is, once again, amazing. We got in last night and went to a bar to hang out with Matt Dentler and some other filmmakers who got into town early. Then we came home because we had an interview at 5:30AM this morning.

    Tipper, Kevin and I got up early and went to the Paramount Theatre, where we did a little live segment interview that lasted for 2 minutes. Tipper never got on camera, so that sucked. They didn't have time to ask her any questions. Afterward we came home and went to sleep.

    Thursday, March 09, 2006

    Midway In Memphis

    Kevin, Kris, Ivan, Tipper and I left Chicago at 7AM this morning. Day one of the drive was good. I didn't sleep last night, so that was kind of brutal, but Kevin drove most of the day and I was able to sleep a bit in the car.

    Tonight we're staying in Memphis and we'll head for Austin tomorrow. Many postcards were stickered tonight and many posters will be branded tomorrow. We need to start getting the word out as soon as we arrive!