Mutual Appreciation

Director: Andrew Bujalski Run Time: 109 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2005

Starring: Andrew Bujalski, Justin Rice, Lee Seung-min, Rachel Clift

The film that helped establish the term “mumblecore,” but don’t hold that against it… In Andrew Bujalski’s second feature, he centers on Alan (Rice), an indie-rock musician who arrives in Brooklyn without much of a plan. Crashing at his sister’s place, Alan spends most of his time hanging out with a buddy (Bujalski) and his buddy’s girlfriend (Clift) whom Alan spends a lot of energy trying not to fall for. With shades of Cassavetes, Jarmusch, and even Rohmer in his films, Bujalski helped make it safe for young filmmakers to be truly independent again.

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