Thursday 25 September: FRANCES HA
Noah Baumbach, US 2012. 86 mins. Certificate 15
Written by indie power couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha is the coolest film of 2013. Directed by Baumbach it tracks the quarter life crisis of Frances Halladay (Gerwig).
Where: Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road
When: 7.30pm Thursday 25 September 2014
Tickets: £5 on the door; FREE to members!
Frances is a 27-year-old apprentice dancer who has been living with her best friend Sophie since they left college. When Sophie moves out to live with her boyfriend, their content life in Brooklyn is disrupted and Frances is reluctantly forced into confronting her life.
With cinematography and humour reminiscent of the best Woody Allen and a star turn from Gerwig, this is a contemporary classic not to be missed.
★★★★★ ‘With its swift, jaunty rhythms and sharp, off-kilter jokes, “Frances Ha” is frequently delightful. ‘ A. O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
★★★★ ‘Gerwig superbly incarnates the contradictions of this insecure woman.’ Anthony Quinn, THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ ‘If you’ve not seen Gerwig in a film before, you will walk out of Frances Ha having watched your new favourite actress.’ Cath Clarke, TIME OUT
★★★★ ‘Greta Gerwig is clever as well as kooky in this charming black-and-white fable of a quarter-life quest in New York’ Catherine Shoard, THE GUARDIAN