Director Noah Baumbach has long been a favorie of mine and he's back with another witty, funny comedy starring Greta Gerwig as Francis Ha (2013). The film was shot digitally and then turned to black and white. It is sort of an homage to the French New Wave in music, film style, and content I suppose. But it is also a kind of a coming of age comedy and also a love story of sorts between a heterosexual girl and her best friend...hence the comedy. It encapsulates a world unknown to me; that of 20 somethings in Manhattan and as the TV series Girls attests you must be a trust fund kid in order to survive in New York today. In fact, Girls regular Adam Driver plays the Jean Paul Belamando hat wear rich kid Lev. It is largely about the struggles of growing up and finding a place in the world. All in all, it was highly entertaining and ends on a high note. The Criterion extras include: a conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Baumbach, a conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film's cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig, a conversation about the look of Frances Ha between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and Pascal Dangin, who did the film's color mastering, the trailer, and a booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker.