When you graduate college you easily sashay into the world of adulthood, start a career, and get serious, right? Wrong. Marnie has left college, but not her drinking habits and her bad taste in bad men. What’s more, Marnie can’t seem to find a permanent job. It would be sad if it weren’t so funny.
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
Heavy-spirited, lovely characters, down-to-earth screenplay. Very sensitive, Bujalski really knows how to set up a film about college life, that really hard transition from youthhood to adulthood. I fell in love almost instantly with Kate Dollenmayer's character-- she put up a hell of a job by portraying that not-so-cute-yet-very-cuddly kind of girl. And, guess what? It's for real!
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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