The personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren in Austin, over the ownership of Jeannie’s bright, candy-colored vintage clothing store, and the involvement of her ex-boyfriend. Soon everyone is trying to lend each other a hand but nothing is going according to plan.
Andrew Bujalski, born April 29, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, is an American film director, screenwriter and actor, who has been called the “Godfather of Mumblecore.”
Bujalski, born in Boston in 1977, is the son of an artist-turned-businesswoman, Sheila Dubman, and a businessman, Edmund Bujalski. Andrew studied film at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, where the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman was his thesis advisor.
He shot his first feature, Funny Ha Ha, in 2002, and followed it with Mutual Appreciation in 2003 – though neither film received theatrical distribution until 2005 and 2006, respectively. Bujalski wrote both screenplays, and appears as an actor, playing a major role in both films. In 2006, he appeared as an actor and contributed to the screenplay of the Joe Swanberg film Hannah Takes the Stairs.
As of April, 2007, Bujalski is in Austin, Texas, where he is preparing to shoot his third independent… read more
Somehow I've felt the style more distinctive than in Funny ha ha. That was like friends shooting a movie among themselves, and here there are purposefully no explicitly dramatic scenes. Close-ups on actresses are memorable for their exagerratedly uncontrolled facial expressions, and it's got its hilarious moments, like what to do on a highway.
Andrew Bujalski's one of the most distinctive directors of drama to emerge in the last decade. The elements that define his work are instantly
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I went to see Beeswax, the new film from Andrew Bujalski. It finally made its way to Cleveland and premiered tonight, and I’d been itching to see it. People have been calling it Bujalski’s breakthrough… read review