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Lena Dunham got her start as an indie filmmaker with the breakout Tiny Furniture, which she directed, wrote and toplined. So, it’s only fitting that she will be on hand at the Sundance Film Festival this year as a producer of the documentary Suited.
The film will make its world premiere at the festival on Jan. 25, screening in the U.S. documentary competition.
Directed by Jason Benjamin, Suited follows a group of clients seeking a personalized experience at Brooklyn’s Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect custom-made suit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Melissa, who simply wants to look good for a 40th birthday party, the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper issues of identity, empowerment and feeling good.
Suited will premiere on HBO June 2016
Dunham is producing alongside Jenni Konner, Carly Hugo, Stacey Reiss and Ericka Naegle. Sheila Nevins is executive producing.
Check out an exclusive clip from the film above and the poster, which The Hollywood Reporter is also exclusively premiering, below.
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