Calendar » Get Out

Hipster's Lament


In the black-and-white indie film Mutual Appreciation, Alan, a twentysomething singer-songwriter from Boston, moves to Brooklyn after his power-pop band breaks up. He spends most of his time hanging out with an old friend, Lawrence (played by the movie’s director, Andrew Bujalski), and trying to score some gigs around town. Complicating things is Lawrence’s gal pal, Ellie, who kinda likes Alan, who also sorta likes her. Like Truffaut’s New Wave classic Jules and Jim, Mutual Appreciation’s stark portrait of the everyday lives of three friends combines the blah (the pals make cookies) with the bizarre (Alan stumbles into a feminist’s party, where he’s forced to put on makeup and a dress). It’s a beguiling look at adulthood and all the messy responsibilities that go with it.
Fri., Dec. 15, 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 16, 7:40 p.m.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.