On November 5, Frances Ha herself, Greta Gerwig, appeared onstage at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway for a special Screen Actors Guild Foundation event. Following a screening of Noah Baumbach’s film, cowritten by and starring Gerwig, she stayed for a Q&A moderated by Adam Sternbergh, culture editor at the New York Times Magazine. Criterion was there to record the conversation, during which Gerwig touched on the writing process, the genesis of the concept for the film, her approach to acting, and her newfound love of accordions. Below are highlights from this delightful talk. Special thanks to the SAG Foundation and the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway.