Q&A with Noah Baumbach, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Adam Driver, Rebecca Miller, and Randy Newman following the screening on 10/1. Q&A with Baumbach on 10/2.
Noah Baumbach revisits the terrain of family vanities and warring attachments that he began exploring with The Squid and the Whale in this intricately plotted story of three middle-aged siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) coping with their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) and the flightiness of his wife (Emma Thompson). Baumbach’s film never stops deftly changing gears, from surges of pathos to painful comedy and back again. Needless to say, this lyrical quicksilver comedy is very much a New York experience. A Netflix release.