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Watch: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Discuss the Making of ‘Mistress America’ In Extensive Talks

Written by on September 17, 2015 


Few — if any — films this summer were as enjoyable as Noah Baumbach‘s Mistress America, a continuation of his fruitful collaboration with Greta Gerwig. Also offering a stellar break-out performance for Lola Kirke (who was seen briefly in Gone Girl), the film’s been out for a month, but we now have a pair of extensive talks about the making of the production. .

One is with both Gerwig and Baumbach conducted at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the other with just the former for AOL. Detailing how their writing process has shifted since moving in together and talking about some of the minute details of Gerwig’s performance (including her great introduction to Kirke’s character), it’s a must-watch for those that are a fan.

We said in our review, “Mistress America is an old-fashioned screwball comedy of sorts: well-meaning, packed with snappy dialogue, and not a mean-spirited bone in its body. Nobody is out to hurt anybody in this movie, nor does it have to poke fun at anyone for laughs. Baumbach and Gerwig let the characters behavior provide the jokes, and Gerwig, in particular, is a joke machine. Not a single delivery or piece of physical comedy misses the mark. Like Tracy tells Brooke, she’s funny because she doesn’t know it — and that is the best kind of funny. Plus, there’s an Apocalypto joke thrown in, which proves that the film’s wonderful sense of humor is indisputable.”

Check out the conversations below and exclusive alternate posters if you missed them.



Mistress America is now in theaters.

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