Noah Baumbach is an Academy Award-nominated writer and director of the films Kicking and Screaming, Margot at the Wedding, and The Squid and the Whale.
Family is Filmic
The son of Village Voice critic Georgia Brown and novelist Jonathan Baumbach, Noah grew up taking things seriously. "I still carry the residue of the pressure I felt as a child to read and appreciate the right books. Growing up, I never allowed myself to read beach reading. I was always plowing through Ford Madox Ford's Good Solider or something I wasn't equipped to understand." While not about his own family, Baumbach's melodrama The Squid and the Whale explores the pressures of growing up in conflict and culture.