In Frances Ha, a 27-year-old (Greta Gerwig) navigates New York City — and the transition from prolonged adolescence to proper adulthood. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the script; they join Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about the project.
Filmmaker Noah Baumbach's new film is The Squid and the Whale. The post-college angst film Kicking and Screaming established Baumbach's directorial credentials in 1995; last year, he collaborated with Wes Anderson on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
On Showtime's dark comedy series, Laura Linney plays a terminally ill cancer patient. The actress's own father died from lung cancer while the series was being made; her mother was a cancer nurse when Linney was young. These experiences, she says, inform her performance.