We are extremely excited to announce that the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival will present the Southeast Premiere of "While We're Young," the latest feature directed by Noah Baumbach—Academy Award Nominee (Best Original Screenplay, "The Squid and The Whale") and critically acclaimed director ("Kicking and Screaming," "Margot at the Wedding," "Greenberg," "Frances Ha")—before its Atlanta release in April! To provide career context (and an excuse to see three fantastic films), we're hosting Growing Up Baumbach: a retrospective of three essential Baumbach works that will screen at The Plaza Theatre in the weeks prior to the premiere. See one film for $7, the first three for $15, or become a member and see all four for FREE.
Wednesday, March 4th: "Kicking and Screaming" (1995)
Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, a group of college friends remain on campus, patching together a community for themselves in order to deny the real-world futures awaiting them. Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s hilarious and touching directorial debut was one of the highlights of the American independent film scene of the nineties, speaking directly to a generation of adults-to-be. Stingingly funny and incisive, Baumbach’s breakthrough features endlessly quotable dialogue, delivered by a stellar ensemble cast.
Wednesday, March 11th: "The Squid and the Whale" (2005)
The film captures with extraordinary immediacy the inner workings of the Berkman family in 1986 Brooklyn. Bernard (Jeff Daniels), an academic and author, and his restless wife Joan, (Laura Linney) an up-and-coming writer, have given up on their marriage. Their two sons Walt (Jesse Eisenberg), 16, and Frank (Owen Kline), 12, are left to grapple with their confusing and conflicted feelings.
Wednesday, March 18: "Frances Ha" (2013)
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 possible 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 in which Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
Wednesday, March 25th: "While We're Young" (2014)
This dramatic comedy about a middle-aged couple (Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts)—whose friendship with a dynamic, disarming young duo (Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried) upends their marriage and careers—garnered applause and attention at its Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival showings in 2014.
Atlanta Film Festival 2015 - Official Selection
How can you resist? Lock down your membership and get ready to join us for this one-time opportunity to grow up Baumbach.