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Origin Stories: Greta Gerwig's footnotes to LADY BIRD and in person at select screenings, Nov 1-9



Last April, Greta Gerwig helped launch Quad Cinema's "First Encounters" series, watching Blue Velvet for the first time and sharing her experience with the audience. For November, she returns, bringing a dozen movies to share with audiences over several days. These are films close to her heart, ones that influenced and informed her as the writer and director of the rapturous new comedy/drama Lady Bird (opening November 3rd via A24). Her playlist touches on many of her film’s themes: mothers and daughters, childhood memory, friendship, Northern California, first love, and musical theater. It’s a collection of righteous, joyous, bittersweet movies for an angry time.

With Greta Gerwig in person at select screenings


American Graffiti George Lucas, 1973, 35mm

Amarcord American Federico Fellini, 1974, 35mm 

Fat City John Huston, 1972, DCP

Flirting John Duigan, 1990, 35mm

The 400 Blows François Truffaut, 1959, 35mm

Grey Gardens David and Albert Maysles, 1975, DCP

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 

Pretty in Pink Howard Deutch, 1986, 35mm

Say Anything…Cameron Crowe, 1989, DCP

Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh, 1996, 35mm

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