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Single young women of New York City, get ready for your mom to worry about what your day-to-day life is like! (And just when we'd explained to her that it's not like "Girls," too.) Everyone else, brace yourselves for your new favorite indie charmer: "Frances Ha."
Greta Gerwig plays the titular Frances, a 27-year-old modern dancer prone to scabby knees, bouts of wild movement in front of fountains and white lies about her employment status — but it's cool, she readily admits, as she's "not a real person yet."
The film, directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig, will finally hit limited release on May 17 after running the festival circuit in New York, Toronto and Telluride last fall. The agonizing six-month gap between festival screenings and the official release date, however, was better than letting the finished film sit on the shelf until spring, Gerwig told NextMovie.
"Once your baby's ready, »
- Kase Wickman
Exclusive: Veteran lit agent Rich Green has left CAA, and he has joined the new agency being launched by former ICM chief Jeff Berg. The well respected Green has been there nine years, and his last day was Friday. Among the clients he worked with are Grace Of Monaco‘s Arash Amel, Maleficent‘s Linda Woolverton, Rock Of Ages‘ Chris D’Arienzo, Mike LeSieur (the Black List script The Flamingo Thief which Will Ferrel will star in) and authors like Sliver Linings Playbook‘s Matthew Quick, The Corrections‘ Jonathan Franzen, Fight Club‘s Chuck Palahniuk, Snow Crash‘s Neal Stephenson, The Discovery of Witches‘ Deborah Harkness and Interview with the Vampire‘s Anne Rice. It is unclear which clients might join him, at this point, as he tries to bring them over and CAA attempts to keep them in the fold. Green joined CAA after a long stint at UTA, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The American classicist takes on Mad Men and Avatar in an eye-opening collection of critical essays
Homer, Herodotus, Horace – such are some of the names that crop up in Daniel Mendelsohn's second collection of essays. And why wouldn't they? Mendelsohn, professor of humanities at Bard College in New York state, is a classicist whose PhD on Euripides was the origin of one of his first books and who has translated from the Greek three volumes of Cp Cavafy's poems – one of whose titles he has borrowed for Waiting for the Barbarians.
Not that the waiting is a worry for Mendelsohn. Like the heroes of Cavafy's poem, he knows that civilisations can need shaking up and that those barbarians might be "a solution of a sort". Hence the startling range of the pieces here, culled in the main from the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. Because »
- Christopher Bray
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