Noah Baumbach’s been on a hell of a run of late. Refusing to let his unseen HBO pilot of “The Corrections” stop his momentum, he’s been on a prolific tear the last few years, with the wonderful “Frances Ha” followed by this year’s “While We’re Young,” the biggest hit of his career to date. Even before he shot the latter, he already had a new movie in the can, “Mistress America,” which, like ‘Frances,’ is a collaboration with his muse Greta Gerwig.
Shot in glorious color this time, but with much of the same creative team involved, the film centers on Tracy (up-and-comer Lola Kirke from “Gone Girl” and “Mozart In The Jungle”), who arrives for college in New York and is taken under the wing of Brooke (Gerwig), a vivacious young woman who will soon be Tracy’s step-sister.
The film’s “another contemporary classic New York tale,” according to our Sundance review, like “a millennial riff on ‘His Girl Friday,’” and lands in theaters next month as the perfect post-blockbuster season antidote. To gear you up, Entertainment Weekly landed the first clip from the movie, which sees the initial encounter between the two central figures in Times Square. Co-starring Michael Chernus, Heather Lind, Matthew Shear, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, it opens on August 14th. Watch the clip below, and check out the official synopsis: