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MISTRESS AMERICA
2015, Fox Searchlight, 84 min, Dir: Noah Baumbach

In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal-about-town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke's alluringly mad schemes. Costarring Matthew Shear, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Heather Lind and Michael Chernus.


FRANCES HA
2012, IFC Films, 86 min, USA/Brazil, Dir: Noah Baumbach

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their potential reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption.


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