Director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the screenplay for his latest film, Frances Ha, with the film’s star Greta Gerwig, who plays the titular character. I’ll let the synopsis for the film explain the rest: Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Frances Ha is a modern comic fable in which Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. Opens May 17th.