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Frances Ha

Directed by Noah Baumbach; Area Premiere

Part of Noah Baumbach: Visibly Human

“Loose, limber and driven by a fierce energy … a fresh and vivacious near-reinvention of the director/writer’s comedic milieu.” —Playlist

Join us for a sneak peek at Noah Baumbach’s new film Frances Ha, which offers a lighter appreciation of life’s unpredictable hardships. The story was crafted with cowriter Greta Gerwig, who also takes the title role.

Frances is a dance apprentice in New York whose personal and professional progress seems to have stalled as others move onward and upward. The film embraces her aimless ways with tenderness and humor, while Gerwig’s organic performance is a raw yet comedic show of clumsiness and insecurity. Shot in black and white, Frances Ha free-associates stylistically with the French New Wave as Frances dances through her search for yet another New York apartment, spotlighting Baumbach’s unmistakable wit and wholly original characters. 2012, DCP, 86 minutes.

Funding

This Dialogue and Retrospective Program is made possible by generous support from Anita and Myron Kunin. Program support provided by IFC Films.