Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig on “Frances Ha”

Friday, May 31, 2013

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig talk about their film “Frances Ha,” which they co-wrote, Baumbach directs, and Gerwig stars in, playing the title role. It’s a coming-of-age film centered on Frances, an aspiring dancer who is drifting in New York between college and full adulthood, coping with shifting friendships and life expectations.


Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig

Comments [3]

Is the title's second word "Ha" supposed to be reflecting Happiness interrupted, incomplete? There was mention of the notion of happiness in The New Yorker article, but in conjunction with some notion of a peak, after which there is a feeling of the unattainable.

May. 31 2013 01:20 PM
Brooke from Brooklyn

This was a wonderful film. As a late 'twenty something who went to one of those small, liberal arts schools,' it was easy to identify with the way our friendships and relationships change...but it was so nuanced. Frances was so refreshing!

May. 31 2013 01:14 PM
Enrique Escobar from Elizabeth NJ.

In 2006 while I was looking for a job right after college (it took me 8 months to find one), I caught Noah Baumbach's "Kicking and Screaming" on t.v. (IFC I think), and it became one of my favorite movies of all times.

What does Noah finds different from making movies back then when he did Kicking and Screaming, and making movies now?

May. 31 2013 01:12 PM

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