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
That's nice, but instead of being "honored" why not just re-watch some of Bujalski's work without the bias against the imaginary genre you think he belongs to? Be thankful he's not making dark or scatological satires about orgasmic superheros and instead is at least trying to depict small human emotions, you know the kind that we never see anywhere because we're constantly being flooded with more South Park clones.
The fact you're so antagonistic against someone for a particular interest or film is in itself a judge against them. And you allude to their love of a particular director or film as wrong; that his opinion is wrong because he likes a director you don't care for. So you attack them instead of starting a simple disagreement in taste. See what I'm getting at? In the end, you promote yourself a bit as being higher and by having a more correct opinion (impossible) than Stephen (and I say this as someone who doesn't care for either Parker or Bujalski).
I see what you're getting at but let me ask you a question specifically about your implication that my approach is personal: If someone posted a quote from Ebert saying how terrible he thought Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is, and I responded by saying "Ebert likes Dark City," would you say I was attacking Ebert personally? Stephen may not be a professional critic, but his post was a critical assertion about this filmmaker's work. My response was intended to qualify where Stephen is coming from based on his posted tastes and in no way meant as a judgement about Stephen's humanity. I stand by it.
I'm loving this guy's films! The documentary-like realism is great and the scripts avoid cliched pop culture indie dialogue.