NOAH BAUMBACH (Director/Writer/Producer) was born in Brooklyn, New York. His films include Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg, Frances Ha, While We’re Young, Mistress America, Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Marriage Story, and the documentary, De Palma.
The MVFF Spotlight program honors and celebrates exceptional work by film artists in their most current work.
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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