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Frances Ha

Director: Noah Baumbach Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2012

Starring: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Michael Zegen, Mickey Sumner

Frances Ha is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York (Brooklyn to be exact) 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, 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 is Noah Baumbach’s contemporary version of Woody Allen’s NY classic, Manhattan.