Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s delightful new comedy Mistress America. Written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig—his Frances Ha co-writer and star—the film follows Tracy (Lola Kirke), a freshman college student who finds friendship and inspiration in her stepsister-to-be, Brooke (Gerwig). I caught the movie at Sundance (click here for my review) and it’s a lot of fun. It melds the looseness and playful nature of Frances Ha with the plot-driven aspects of Baumbauch’s other 2015 feature, While We’re Young. The result is something of a throwback to the character-driven comedies of the 80s, but still wholly Baumbach and Gerwig’s. That tone comes off wonderfully in this new trailer, which hopefully will entice folks to check out the film even if they’re not huge Baumbach fans. Trust me, this is a good ‘un.
Check out the new trailer below, via Yahoo!. The film opens in select theaters on August 14th and also stars Matthew Shear, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Heather Lind, Michael Chernus, Cindy Cheung, Kathryn Erbe and Dean Wareham.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mistress America:
In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.