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Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Mickey Sumner
Screening at: Toronto, New York
Why: Baumbach's last film, "Greenberg," has a legion of critical fans, but you can argue he hasn't been able to put all the pieces together since "The Squid and the Whale." "Ha" finds Baumbach collaborating with his "Greenberg" star Gerwig on yet another story of a college graduate trying to make it in the Big Apple. In a nod, we assume, to Woody Allen's "Manhattan," Baumbach has shot the entire feature in black and white. The programmers at both TIFF and NYFF are enamored with the results and with "Girls" breakout Adam Driver part of the very small ensemble it's clearly a must-see at either festival.
- Gregory Ellwood