• Tue 17 Dec 9:00PM

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Adults $22+BF
Concession $18+BF

Doors 9PM
Film Starts 9.30PM


Rooftop Cinema
Level 6, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Frances Ha

Director • Noah Baumbach

Country • USA

Year • 2012

Duration • 86 min

Rating • MA15+

“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.

Screening as part of the Speakeasy Cinema Selects series at Rooftop Cinema, every Tuesday evening through the ’13-14 season.

” I love you Sophie. Even if you do love your phone that has email more than me.”

–Frances (Greta Gerwig) to Sophie (Mickey Sumner)

“So much of modern dance is about learning how to fall, and I thought that was kind of a good metaphor for Frances.”

–Greta Gerwig, The Guardian