Andrew Bujalski × 2
Screening Dates
  • April 12, 2019 8:15
  • April 13, 2019 6:30
  • April 14, 2019 8:15
New Restoration

Bujalski is making what may prove to be the defining movie about a generation.”

Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

Though Funny Ha Ha can lay claim to Mumblecore’s beginnings, it was Andrew Bujalski’s stellar follow-up that first brought attention to the budding, auteur-centric film movement. Premiered alongside debut features by core affiliates Jay and Mark Duplass and Joe Swanberg at SXSW 2005, Mutual Appreciation was at the centre of discussion around a fresh DIY ethos in American cinema that put a premium on non-actors, messy dialogue, and verisimilitude of the awkwardly been there” variety. Bishop Allen frontman Justin Rice stars as a twentysomething musician newly arrived to New York, in search of a band and life direction. Writer-director Bujalski steals the show as grad student whose girlfriend is losing interest. The film’s grainy B&W aesthetic and unguarded honesty invoked comparisons to indie luminaries John Cassavetes and Jean Eustache.