Jemima and ‘Tiny Furniture’
Lena met Jemima Kirke, daughter of musician Simon Kirke, at Saint Ann’s School of Art in Brooklyn. Jemima Kirke co-starred with Lena in her second feature film, ‘Tiny Furniture’ (the first was ‘Creative Nonfiction’). Jemima and Lena would work together again a couple of years later on ‘Girls’.
For its part, ‘Tiny Furniture’ (which cost $ 45,000 and recorded in 18 days in her mother’s apartment) tells the story of a young woman who returns home after graduating, but is still lost in life. It won the Best Screenplay award at the Independent Spirit Awards.