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A film by Andrew Bujalski

USA / 2009 / 100 minutes / 1.85:1 / Not Rated


    From director Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation), one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren—played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie Hatcher—living in Austin, Texas. Jeannie co-owns a bright, candy-colored vintage clothingstore, and when a conflict with her business partner threatens to boil over, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, Merrill (Alex Karpovsky), who is recently graduated from law school and all too eager to try to fix the sisters' problems as a way of ignoring his own. Soon everyone is trying to lend each other a hand but nothing is going according to plan. Charming and intimate, this is a story about how we depend on our families—the kind we're stuck with, and the kind we build for ourselves — and the beeswax that holds them all together.

    Special Features

    · Alternate Soundtrack: A Musical Experiment by D.J. Taitelbaum
    · "A Tribute to Extras" Featurette
    · Official Theatrical Trailer
    · "Yes & No" Trailer
    · Liner Notes by Kevin Corrigan
    · Collectible Filmstrip from 16mm Print

    Film Reviews

    "Engagingly entertaining. Perhaps No film this year captured the developing new spirit of independent film better than writer-director Andrew Bujalski's Beeswax."—Mark Olsen, LA Times

    "A remarkably subtle, even elegant movie. Conceal(s) both an ingenious comic structure and a rich emotional subtext." Critic's Pick!
    —A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "A sweet-toned romantic drama. Bujalski invests the behind-the-scenes intrigue... with a range of deeply lived everyday passions, which lend the small-scale drama a novelistic richness.
    —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    "A funny and acutely observed character study.
    —Scott Tobias, The Onion

    "Filled with charm and spontaneity... displays the filmmaker's gift for creating an acute sense of life being lived before our very eyes."
    —Kevin Thomas, LA Times

    "A loose, low-key, unaccountably fascinating movie."
    —J. Hobermam, The Village Voice

    "Bujalski's sharpest, most observant piece of work yet. He's the real deal: a maturing artist obsessed with how and why —and if —his generation will mature."
    —Ty Burr, Boston Globe