Dir. Andrew Bujalski - USA, 2005
Sunday, February 4th - 7 & 9:30 PM - 110 mins.
Newcomb Hall Theatre
Shot in 20 days with a non-professional cast on black and white 16mm film, Andrew Bujalski's sophomore feature is independent in a very real way. Alan (Justin Rice), a musician whose band has just broken up, goes to New York to pursue his burgeoning musical career. Alan spends his time drinking with his friend Lawrence, whose girlfriend finds herself attracted to Alan. The attraction is mutual, but both parties are reluctant to take a next step. Mutual Appreciation "is a meditation on the crisscrossed subjectivities of boys and girls, their mutual comprehension or lack thereof. Bujalski makes intuitive portraits of his people from the inside out rather than fixing them into a conventional drama."
(Nathan Lee, Slate Magazine)
Dir. Andrew Bujalski won the award for Best Screenplay for Mutual Appreciation at the Newport International Film Festival in 2005.
Click here to check out the official site and to delve into the trailer.