The Squid and the Whale


Dir. Noah Baumbach (2005).
Noah Baumbach’s cine-memoir dramatizes his parents’ separation. Cruel and tender, this is a richly detailed, rarely sentimental, and even revelatory child’s vision of a particular Park Slope haute boho milieu. The movie is often funny, but despite the Salinger-esque overtones, it’s far from cute—least of all in its mortifying view of teenage sex.

Thu., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., 2011