Tue 17 Dec 9:00PM
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Film Starts 9.30PM
Level 6, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Director Noah Baumbach
Duration 86 min
“It will all work out. Twenty-seven is young. Frances will have the last laugh.” – The New York Times
Frances (Greta Gerwig) is an aspiring dancer living in New York City in her late 20s without a real job, house, relationship or credit card.
This is the story of a winsome young girl, the Frances of the title, who is yet to hit many of the ‘adult’ milestones the people around her are hitting, while her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner), is hitting all of them. Frances considers their friendship like that of a “lesbian couple who don’t have sex anymore” but Sophie is moving on, and in with her boyfriend – who then becomes her fiance. Frances is getting texts like “AHOY SEXY!” from foppish suitors (Adam Driver).
Full of hip quips and scissor-splits, Noah Baumbach’s (The Squid and the Whale) latest film leans on the neuroses of early Woody Allen and the jazzy, black and white stylings of the French New Wave to produce an endearing portrait of female friendship, and of the humour in growing up, or not quite growing up.
–Frances (Greta Gerwig) to Sophie (Mickey Sumner)
” I love you Sophie. Even if you do love your phone that has email more than me.”
–Greta Gerwig, The Guardian
“So much of modern dance is about learning how to fall, and I thought that was kind of a good metaphor for Frances.”