Blu-ray, DVD Release: Frances Ha

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Criterion

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Greta Gerwig takes a bite out of life as Frances Ha.

Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress) is radiant as a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York, trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner) in the 2013 comedy-drama film Frances Ha.

Meticulously directed by Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) with a loose vibe reminiscent of the French New Wave’s most spirited films, and written by Baumbach and Gerwig with a comfortable combination of sweetness and wit, Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next. This wry and sparkling city romance is a testament to the ongoing vitality of independent American cinema.

Presented in black-and-white, the DVD and Blu-ray of the R-rated film contain the following features:

• New high-definition digital master, with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio on the Blu-ray
• New conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and the film’s cowriter and director, Noah Baumbach
• New conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film’s cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig
• New conversation about the look of the film between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and creative director Pascal Dangin
• Trailer
• A booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.