"...this is not only an intelligent
and honest film, it's creative and fairly groundbreaking."
"This is probably the most important film
about a young generation since "Slacker."
--File Thirteen (read
"It's a case of 1+1 equalling 6; the audio and the
video bounce off one another to take the viewer to
several other places."
"The noteworthy performances were the unique
result of a group of inexperienced actors who forfeighted
modesty to show young relationships as they really
are – passionate, sometimes uncomfortable and
"They show an uncommon bravery in their willingness
to capture on camera every inch of skin, to often
extremely unglamorous effect"
--The Austin Chronicle (read
"...it's refreshing to see a film like this,
which reveals sex for precisely what it is, makes
no excuses and
adheres to no fantasies"
--Reversing The Gaze (read
"'Kissing' is a pleasingly laconic slice
of post-collegiate life, hardly urgent, not quite
slackerish, not about children of privilege, but
about lazy afternoons and conflicts experience doesn't
yet cover--with intermittent showers of fucking."
--Ray Pride, NewCity (read
"A quirky, definitely sexy movie with
an arresting performance from newcomer Kate Winterich"
--Gerald Peary, film critic, The Boston Phoenix
"I also liked, at the very bottom end of the financial
scale in American independents, Kissing on the Mouth.
Made communally by four recent graduates...features
some of the most explicit, but also painfully truthful,
sex scenes I have ever seen in a non-porno movie."
--John Russell Taylor, "The Times" of London
Interviews & Articles
Kissing on the Mouth and Everywhere Else: Intimacy
in the Digital Age
BraintrustDV intervews Joe Swanberg (long
Director Joe Swanberg is named one of Nerve.com's
50 "New Radicals."
Calhoun talks with director Joe Swanberg
about the film.
The Chicago Reader profiles Joe Swanberg and the
experience of making KOTM. (downloadable
Ed M. Koziarski talks to Joe Swanberg about the trials
and tribulations of selling a challenging low-budget
film in today's marketplace.
Magazine talks to the filmmakers about
stepping in front of the camera.
Sun-Times' Mary Houlihan discusses this 'labor
of love' with Joe Swanberg.
Magazine has a nice profile from one of the
Chicago International FIlm Festival screenings.
Karina Longworth talks with Kate, Kris,
Kevin, and Joe at SXSW.
Audio podcast. Approx 10 mins.
Scott Weinberg interviews Joe Swanberg pre-SXSW.
WGN Radio - Nick at Night with Nick DiGiglio interviews
Joe, Kate, and Kevin live from SXSW (mp3 27mb)
IndieWIRE - pic of Joe with Bryan Poyser
from SXSW near the bottom
It Cool News 2005 SXSW Wrap-Up Report - nice
blurb about the film
Thirteen - blog with some KOTM pics and a Q&A
Film Weblog - Sex in the 00's - nice
pre-SXSW mention of the film.
America - Very nice write up about the film
on this indie filmmaker's blog.
Best of SXSW (Top Ten)...additional short
write up of film.
Short review of the film on this Austin film student's
Eyes - Blog mentions attending KOTM and
has some comments about the film.
Museum - Blog in Spanish mentions the film
a few times.