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SPOTLIGHT ON NOAH BAUMBACH

SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING

GROW | US CINEMA

US 2022, 136 min, Director: Noah Baumbach

Writer-director-producer Noah Baumbach dazzles in his first film since his acclaimed Marriage Story (MVFF42 Ensemble Award) with this exquisite, epic adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 National Book Award-winning novel. It is a towering achievement that folds satires of academia, consumerism, and fear of death into an exploration of the family, a theme Baumbach has so brilliantly mined throughout his career in such films as The Squid and the Whale (MVFF28) and Margot at the Wedding (MVFF30). At a Midwestern college, middle-aged Jack (Adam Driver) is a superstar professor who pioneered the field of Hitler studies. He and his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) share brainy, verbal children from their various marriages in a happy household but one threatened by both internal and external forces. Don Cheadle adds a striking supporting turn as Murray, a professor starting a new field of Elvis studies with whom Jack shares kinship and friendly rivalry. —Pam Grady


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Showtimes

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7:00 PM — Rafael 2

7:00 PM — Rafael 1

Director

Noah Baumbach made his writing/directing debut with KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995). Among his other films are THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (MVFF28), for which he received a Best Original Screenplay Oscar® nomination and which received six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations; MARGOT AT THE WEDDING (MVFF 30); GREENBERG (2010); FRANCES HA (2012), a Film Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Feature; THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (MVFF40); and MARRIAGE STORY (MVFF42), which received six Oscar nominations and for which he won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. Baumbach collaborated with Wes Anderson on the screenplays for Anderson’s THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004) and FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009). He recently partnered with Greta Gerwig on the script for BARBIE (2023).

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

136

Director:

Noah Baumbach

Producers:

Noah Baumbach, David Heyman, Uri Singer

Cinematographers:

Lol Crawley

Editors:

Matthew Hannam

Writers:

Don DeLillo (book), Noah Baumbach (script)

Cast:

Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle

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