"Don't treat me like a three-hour brunch friend!"
Before there was Lady Bird, there was Frances. Writer-director Chandler Levack introduces the inaugural collaboration between Noah Baumbach and co-writer/star/perennial indie darling (and now Oscar nominee) Greta Gerwig.
One Screening Only!
Shot in crisp black and white, FRANCES HA is a fast, funny, and flirty comedy set in the milieu of overeducated, underemployed Brooklyn hipsters. An aspiring dancer (or at least a would-be aspiring dancer), Gerwig's Frances does not so much pursue her dreams as attempt to divine what those dreams may be, drifting from apartment to apartment and gig to gig, lamenting her situation even as she is buoyed by her irrepressible joie de vivre. Sporting a nouvelle vague-quoting soundtrack interspersed with carefully curated pop tracks — including David Bowie's "Modern Love," in a sequence that directly references the phenomenal dance sequence in Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang (film) (also screening here on Mar 31) — Frances Ha is "beautiful and surprising … it sings" (David Edelstein, New York Magazine).
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