Kicking and Screaming Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

Noah Baumbach

 
Kicking and Screaming (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1995
  • 96 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #349

Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, a group of college friends remain on campus, patching together a community for themselves in order to deny the real-world futures awaiting them. Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s hilarious and touching directorial debut was one of the highlights of the American independent film scene of the nineties, speaking directly to a generation of adults-to-be unable to reconcile their hermetic educational experience with workaday responsibility, and posing the eternal question, where do we go from here? Stingingly funny and incisive, Baumbach’s breakthrough features endlessly quotable dialogue, delivered by a stellar ensemble cast.

Credits

DirectorNoah Baumbach
ScreenplayNoah Baumbach
ProducerJoel Castleberg
Executive producers Mark Amin
Executive producersCarol Baum and Sandy Gallin
CinematographySteven Bernstein
EditingJ. Kathleen Gibson
StoryNoah Baumbach and Oliver Berkman
Production designDan Whifler
MusicPhil Marshall

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Noah Baumbach
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 audio remix
  • New video interview with writer-director Baumbach
  • New video conversations featuring Baumbach and cast members Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, and Carlos Jacott
  • Rare deleted scenes
  • Conrad and Butler in “Conrad and Butler Take a Vacation,” a short film from 2000, directed by Baumbach and starring Kicking and Screaming cast members Carlos Jacott and John Lehr
  • Brief 1995 interviews with Baumbach and the cast, originally broadcast on IFC
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A new essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum

    New cover by Leanne Shapton

Film Essays

Reasons for Kicking and Screaming

By Jonathan Rosenbaum August 21, 2006

There’s plenty of wit on the surface,” I wrote in my capsule review of Kicking and Screaming when it was released a little over a decade ago, “but the pain of paralysis comes through loud and . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Reasons for Kicking and Screaming

By Jonathan Rosenbaum August 21, 2006

There’s plenty of wit on the surface,” I wrote in my capsule review of Kicking and Screaming when it was released a little over a decade ago, “but the pain of paralysis comes through loud and . . . Read more »