Noah Baumbauch recently received critical acclaim for the charming and low-key Frances Ha starring Greta Gerwig. While those two have another project in the can for later this year, audiences will first be treated to While We’re Young, a comedy starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried. We caught the film back at TIFF and called it “far and away [Baumbauch’s] most accessible effort” and declared the director “a master of the pithy punchline.” While We’re Young opens on April 3, but A24 and The A.V. Club have a special opportunity for our Chicago readers to see it early on March 18 followed by a live Q&A with Noah Baumbauch. For your chance to win a pair of passes to this special event, simply follow the link here and enter your information. As always, seats are first come, first served for advanced screenings, so be sure to arrive early. You can find an official plot synopsis and trailer below.
“Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia Srebnick, happily married middle-aged members of New York’s creative class. They tried to start a family and were unable to — and have decided they’re okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it’s plain that he has hit a dry patch and that something is still missing. Enter Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion — retro board games one day, acquiring a pet chicken the next. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings, Josh and Cornelia, throw aside friends their own age to trail after these young hipsters who seem so plugged in, so uninhibited, so Brooklyn cool. But is this new inspiration enough to sustain collaboration and friendship with a couple twenty years their junior?”