Part of BAMcinemaFest
Sat, Jun 30 at 7pm
Q&A with Noah Baumbach, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott, and co-writer Oliver Berkman, moderated by Chuck Klosterman
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cinematographer: Steven Bernstein
Editor: J. Kathleen Gibson
With Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman, Samuel Gould, John Lehr, Jason Wiles, Olivia d’Abo, Parker Posey, Eric Stoltz, Elliott Gould
“Oh, I've been to Prague... Well, I haven't been to Prague been to Prague.” Noah Baumbach’s directorial debut is Slacker for the budding intellectual set—a brilliantly written, wittily urbane portrait of four recent college grads adrift in the no-man’s-land separating college from life. Keeping the mundane reality of the future at bay for as long as possible, they remain on campus for another year, discussing pop culture and fumbling through sexual awkwardness. Released 17 years ago, Kicking and Screaming was a watershed in the surge of American independent cinema in the 90s and has become a pop cultural touchstone—a hilarious and touching evocation of middle-class post-college ennui, with a stellar cast featuring Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, Parker Posey, Olivia d’Abo, Elliott Gould, and Eric Stoltz as a perpetual student, still crafting his dissertation after 10 years.