This week's episode features a two-part conversation with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Part one comes from a recent Q&A after a screening of his latest, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG; and part two comes from the 2012 New York Film Festival, when Baumbach sat with legendary director Brian De Palma for a very special Directors Dialogue.
Baumbach returned to the Film Society of Lincoln Center in March for a mini-retrospective entitled Growing Up Baumbach, which included a triple feature of KICKING AND SCREAMING, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, and a sneak preview of WHILE WE'RE YOUNG.
In the film, which is now in theaters, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as a married couple in their forties who connect with a younger couple played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. The comedy has been hailed as the director’s most accessible film. In fact, at a recent screening the director jokingly said: “What you are about to see is the happiest I get.”
Noah Baumbach has a long history with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, starting in 1995 when his debut feature, KICKING AND SCREAMING, was a main-slate selection in the New York Film Festival. Since then, he has attended subsequent NYFFs to present THE SQUID AND THE WHALE in 2005, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING in 2007, and FRANCES HA in 2012.
In 2010, the director took the stage with legendary director Brian De Palma for a special Directors Dialogue moderated by Variety’s Scott Foundas, which is featured in part two of today's podcast.
But first, part one spotlights Baumbach's most recent appearance at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater, with a talk moderated by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones.
00:00–2:40 - Intro
02:40–30:59 - WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Q&A
31:54–01:42:48 - Noah Baumbach + Brian De Palma at NYFF50
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