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(2012)

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Was shot as low-key & covertly as possible on New York City streets under the title "Untitled Digital Workshop."
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Frances' parents are played by Greta Gerwig's real-life parents, Gordon Gerwig & Christine Gerwig.
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The bathroom scene with Frances and Sophie last 28 seconds, yet it required 42 takes to get it right. Greta Gerwig detailed the experience in a NY Times Magazine article in May 2013 titled "I Know I'm Doing the Scene Badly, But I Can't Figure Out How to Do It Well."
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Greta Gerwig is in every scene of the movie.
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Charlotte d'Amboise, who plays the head of Frances's dance company (and whose character describes herself as a former dancer) is in fact a well-known Broadway dancer, with such Broadway shows on her resume as Cats, Chicago, A Chorus Line, and Pippin. She is also the daughter of former New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d'Amboise.
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Director/co-writer Noah Baumbach shot the movie in black and white to "boil it down to its barest bones," and create an immediate "history" & "a kind of instant nostalgia."
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Contrary to the movie's improvisational feel, the actors followed a very tightly-written script with little to no deviation.
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Greta Gerwig & director Noah Baumbach are in a relationship.
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Greta Gerwig was raised as a Unitarian Universalist and there's a scene in the film with Greta and her real-life parents that features a visit to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento church that she and her family grew up attending.
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The college Frances and Sophie had attended is Vassar College, a liberal arts university; the film's director, Noah Baumbach, attended as well.
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Michelle Hurst's appearance as the theater manager lasts under two seconds.
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Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.516.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At the end of the movie, when Frances is filling out her name for her mailbox, it's briefly revealed that the "Ha" that makes up the second half of the title stands for "Halladay."
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