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Summer of Love: Frances Ha (2012)

Opens on July 6

Director: Noah Baumbach Run Time: 86 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2013

Starring: Adam Driver, Charlotte d'Amboise, Greta Gerwig, Michael Zegen, Mickey Sumner

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

World Premiere, 2012 Telluride Film Festival.
International Premiere, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she¹s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, 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. Frances Ha (2013) is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.

“Frances Ha is sharply focused on a genuine life issue that doesn’t get much play in movies: the challenges of platonic love and of the complicated passions of friendship.”

—Mary F. Pols, TIME

About the filmmaker:

Noah Baumbach is an American filmmaker and recipient of Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for his films The Squid and the Whale (2005) and Marriage Story (2019). He has written and directed a number of other films, including Margot at the Wedding (2007), While We’re Young (2014), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), and the apocalyptic black comedy White Noise (2022). He is known for collaborations with his partner Greta Gerwig including Frances Ha (2013) and Mistress America (2015), as well as with Wes Anderson, co-writing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

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