FRANCES HA
Event Type:Conversations
Title:FRANCES HA
Date:Tuesday, 11/05/2013
Time:7:00 PM
Location:

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway - Between 61st and 62nd
www.nyit.edu/aob 

Short Description:Screening followed by a Q&A with Greta Gerwig
Long Description:

FRANCES HA

Directed by Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha stars Greta Gerwig as Frances, a twentysomething Brooklynite barely making a living as an apprentice with a dance company. Her greatest happiness is the friendship she shares with Sophie (Mickey Sumner), but when Sophie moves away, Frances goes on a downward spiral that includes unemployment, failing to find the right guy, and moving into a series of smaller and smaller apartments. Co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig, Frances Ha premiered at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and New York Film Festival and was released by IFC in May 2013.

Greta Gerwig Bio

Greta Gerwig has rapidly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most engaging actresses.

Gerwig recently starred in Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE opposite Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page. The all-star cast also included Penélope Cruz, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis and Allen. She also recently starred as the lead in Whit Stillman’s comedy DAMSELS IN DISTRESS and as the title character of “Lola” in Fox Searchlight’s LOLA VERSUS.

The actress first received critical acclaim for her breakout role as “Florence” in GREENBERG which marked her first collaboration with writer/director, Noah Baumbach. In the film, she starred opposite Ben Stiller and her performance earned her several nominations including a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Performance and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.  Gerwig then went on to star alongside Russell Brand and Helen Mirren in the comedy ARTHUR, which she followed with a supporting role in the romantic comedy NO STRINGS ATTACHED with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.            

A darling of the independent film scene, Gerwig’s prior credits include Ti West’s “art-house horror film” HOUSE OF THE DEVIL; the Duplass brothers’ genre-bender BAGHEAD. She has twice collaborated with director and actor Joe Swanberg, first on HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS as a writer and actress, and then for NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, which she also co-wrote and co-directed.

Gerwig graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, and currently resides in New York City.

*This event will be moderated by Adam Sternbergh, New York Times Magazine.

Status:Seats are available