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Andrew Bujalski Collection

Harvard graduate Andrew Bujalski quickly established himself as one of the most important new voices of American independent cinema with the 2005 release of his debut feature Funny Ha Ha. Shot in 2002 and featuring a cast and crew of Harvard grads, the film provides an insightful look at contemporary relationships that falls outside the simplistic optimism of Hollywood romance, and was selected by New York Times critic A.O. Scott as one of the ten best films of 2005.  His follow up feature, Mutual Appreciation, shot in 2003 and released theatrically in 2006, received similar acclaim and reinforced his style and subject matter – improvisational feeling, though scripted, lo-fi looks into the lives of white middle-class post-collegiate twenty-somethings. He has gone on to direct four more features, each expanding his subjects and scope while building upon his distinct style.

About the Collection

In 2005 Bujalski started depositing his film materials with the HFA. The collection includes projection prints, digital screening files, production elements and masters, and a growing collection of production documentation for each of his films to date, Funny Ha Ha (2002), Mutual Appreciation (2005), Beeswax (2009), Computer Chess (2013), Results (2015), and Support the Girls (2018), as well as films he worked on while a student in the Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies in the late 1990s.

Portions of the collection have been cataloged and records can be found in the Harvard Library catalog. The majority of the research materials in the collection are currently undergoing processing and cataloging and will require advanced notice to access. Please direct research inquiries to the Collections Archivist. Please note that the HFA does not manage the screening rights to Bujalski's films.

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