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On the cusp of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker) is a man with unlimited options, an aging hipster in Brooklyn whiling away his time with like-minded friends (Eric Wareheim, James Murphy and Gregg Turkington), pacifying their discontents with strange meta-mock sincerity and irreverence, as though humor itself were dying or dead and had nothing left to do but turn on itself. Can Swanson take the first tentative steps towards connecting with a larger world, or is he resigned to suffocate in his cultivated indifference? THE COMEDY is an ultra-polarizing instant-classic of an uncommon quality, the viewing of which is an experience unmatched in cinema this year. Dir: Rick Alverson. Also starring Kate Lyn Sheil. 2012. Digital. 94 mins.