1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Intimate indie drama by Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation)
Opens Friday, September 11, 2009 in the Bay Area
Stars in person opening weekend

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California St., San Francisco (415)267-4893
Showtimes (valid 9/11-9/17): Fri-Sun 2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:35, Mon-Thu 4:35, 7:10, 9:35

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (510) 644-2992
Showtimes (valid 9/11-9/17): Fri-Sun 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:25, Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:00, 9:25

SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON: Stars of the film Tilly & Maggie Hatcher will speak to audiences at the Shattuck in Berkeley on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 & 9:25pm, and at the Lumiere in San Francisco on Saturday, September 12 at 7:10 & 9:35pm.

A marvelous new film from writer/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 (Maggie is also a Bay Area resident and works full time as a local emergency room doctor) —living in Austin, Texas. Jeannie co-owns a vintage clothing store with Amanda (Anne Dodge), 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 (Alex Karpovsky) 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. Like Bujalski’s previous films, the cast is made up of non-professional (but carefully cast) actors and filmed with a light, fast-moving crew. The goal is to tell an intimate, peculiar story the likes of which one could not achieve via a more traditional, large-scale mode of production.

Official film website: http://www.beeswaxfilm.com/

“A remarkably subtle, even elegant movie… conceals both an ingenious comic structure and a rich emotional subtext.” Critics Pick! – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A sweet-toned romantic drama (with) novelistic richness.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Wise and wondrous.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post

“A loose, low-key, unaccountably fascinating movie.” – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

“Funny and acutely observed.” – Scott Tobias, The Onion

“One of the finest, most deftly talented filmmakers currently working in America.” – Mark Olsen, LA Times

Official Website: http://www.beeswaxfilm.com/

Added by landmark on September 9, 2009

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