With films like Greenberg and The Squid and the Whale (the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay) Noah Baumbach’s become known for funny but dark looks at gifted yet damaged characters. But his newest film, Frances Ha – starring and co-written with Greta Gerwig – is an ultimately upbeat tale about a young dancer ekeing out a place for herself in contemporary NYC. He chats with Rico about the new New York, fending off superheros, and his favorite off-menu item.
Filmmaker Noah Baumbach celebrates old-fashioned bohemians in the new New York
The indie filmmaker talks about his sunniest movie yet... that both celebrates and mourns his home town