Dir. Noah Baumbach, USA, 2013, 86 min., NR, DCP Official Website
This small budget collaboration between writer/director Noah Baumbach and writer/star Greta Gerwig (in a wildly inventive comic performance) centers on Frances, an apprentice dancer fumbling though post-college life in Brooklyn. Fast, funny, faultlessly flirty, and shot in crisp black and white, FRANCES HA perfectly captures the rhythms of an over-educated, underemployed generation more intimate with their friends than their lovers.
"Exhilarating, smart and delightful. A terrific new film that's incredibly rich to watch. Greta Gerwig is embraceable, unpredictable and possessed of gifts for physical comedy. This is unquestionably her defining performance to date." —Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter