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Frances Ha

If like me you missed it at the IFF Boston, here's another chance.

About the film:

Frances Ha, a modern comic fable from Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption. Frances (co-writer Greta Gerwig), the exuberant 27-year-old heroine, is always on the move without ever seeming to get anywhere. The truth is she knows exactly where she wants to go, she's just unwilling to make the kind of compromises that might get her there. A fount of optimism, Frances is singularly compelling because she never lets anything—including reality—slow her down. Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie (Mickey Sumner), but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Director/co-writer Baumbach shot this exhilarating comedy in black and white, using the music of Georges Delerue, composer for Truffaut's French New Wave classics.

"Effortless and effervescent, "Frances Ha" is a small miracle of a movie, honest and funny with an aim that's true. It's both a timeless story of the joys and sorrows of youth and a dead-on portrait of how things are right now for one particular New York woman who, try as she might, can't quite get her life together." -- LA Times

91% Fresh -- Rotten Tomatoes

After the film, we'll go to an area restaurant for discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Lisa

 


 

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  • Bob

    An enjoyable evening! It won't go down as one of my favorite films, but the discussion after (sitting out on such a nice night) was great. Thanks for organizing, Lisa.

    June 2, 2013

  • Lisa

    Wow. Big group today! I won't get my ticket until I get to the theater because I have a coupon and can only use it in person. I'll get there early, though. And since we are a big group, we'll split into two smaller groups at the restaurant (Tommy Doyles). Unfortunately this also means we'll likely have to be inside the restaurant, since all the patrons will want to sit outside. We'll manage somehow. See you later! P.S. Remember to update your RSVP if you can't go. Thx!

    June 1, 2013

  • Anne

    I've got mine too. Looking forward to it!

    May 31, 2013

  • Bob

    I think it's a good idea to get tix in advance. I just got mine. Given the weather, a lot of people are going to want to be inside an air-conditioned movie! :-)

    May 31, 2013

  • Linda T.

    I think the theatre validates for $3 for 4 hours at the Kendall Square Garage on Binney and it's usually $!8, but I'm not positive.

    May 30, 2013

  • Stan

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this film after hearing an interview with the director Noah Baumbach and the main actress Greta Gerwig on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Here's a link to the
    website: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/14/183648078/gerwig-baumbach-poke-at-post-college-pangs

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Would love to watch this. Cya!

    May 29, 2013

  • Linda T.

    This sounds really good. Almost saw it at the IFF but opted for the Gillooly film about the suitcase full of audio tapes, very unusual. Glad to see this on a weekend night, that's the only time I can really get out. I'm new to this group - hope to meet some of you soon.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so want to watch this movie, but, alas I won't be able to make it. I have some other work on that day. :( Lemme know how it was.

    May 28, 2013

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