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Writer/Director Noah Baumbach on the set of his new film "Greenberg." (Focus Features)
Writer/Director Noah Baumbach on the set of his new film "Greenberg." (Focus Features)

He broke in with “Kicking and Screaming”; brought us family drama in “The Squid and the Whale”; co-wrote “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “The Life Aquatic” with Wes Anderson.

Now in his new film, “Greenberg,” he’s got Ben Stiller in L.A. as a pretty unlikable forty-something who can’t grow up. And just keeps hurting people.

This hour, On Point: a conversation with “Greenberg” director Noah Baumbach.Guests:

Noah Baumbach joins us from Los Angeles. Writer and director of the new film “Greenberg,” starring Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig, he also wrote and directed "Margot at the Wedding" and the Oscar-nominated "The Squid and the Whale."  He's collaborated with director Wes Anderson as writer on "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."

From Chicago, we're joined by A.O. Scott, film critic for The New York Times.

Watch the trailer for "Greenberg"...

This program aired on March 31, 2010.

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