• Beeswax


a film by Andrew Bujalski
2009, 100 minutes



A marvelous new film from 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 vintage clothing store with Amanda, a semi-estranged friend who she fears is trying to end their partnership. Lauren leads a looser, less tethered existence and is considering getting out of the country altogether. When Jeannie receives an email from Amanda threatening a lawsuit, she calls her law student ex-boyfriend Merrill for help. Eager for distraction from his own problems, he begins helping the sisters with theirs.

Imbued with an innate charm, "Beeswax" is a story about families, friends, lovers and those awkward moments that bring all of them together.


"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

"Visually expansive and heartrendingly acted. " Critics pick!
New York Magazine

"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

"Wise and Wondrous."
– V.A. Musetto, New York Post

"Mr. Bujalski’s intimate and unassuming film is, among other things, a reminder that the most specific visions are often the most universal. "
- Dennis Lim, The New York Times

"A strangely seductive and beautifully constructed new film. "
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

Press Materials

Hi-Res Stills & Press Kit

Where to watch


Sept 11: Ritz Bourse, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 11: Lumiere/Opera Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Sept 11: Shattuck, Berkeley, CA
Sept 17: Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY
Sept 18: Coolidge Corner, Boston, MA
Sept 18: Colonial Theater, Bethlehem, NH
Sept 18: Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit, MI

Festivals & Awards

Nominee, Independent Spirit Awards 2010
Official Selection Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival
Official Selection Edinburgh International Film Festival
Official Selection BAMcinemafest




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