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Noah Baumbach Filming at Barnard?

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After receiving the intriguing news from  AHinks that “an independent feature film will be shooting scenes on the Barnard campus,” Bwog has been furiously searching for more info. Although Barnard could only tell us that  “the story is female-driven, and the director and cast are highly regarded,” Bwog managed to scrape together a few clues into a quite convincing theory:

a.) A tipster heard speculation that Noah Baumbach is filming in the Barnard English dept:

There were notices that an “independent film” was going to be shooting or checking the place out or something. A friend was in the office when the director came in and introduced himself as Noah and she said “shit he looks familiar.”

b.) Noah Baumbach’s most recent movie starred and was co-written by Greta Gerwig, who went to Barnard. According to the internet, the two are also dating.

c.) There are two youngish guys with lanyards with blue tags on them running around the Barnard tunnels and campus.

d.) There is a ton of film equipment/props on the fourth floor of Barnard Hall.

e.) One tipster spotted a ziploc bag with “Sam Levy” written on it next to the film equipment. Sam Levy is a cinematographer, whose most recent project, Frances Ha, was directed by Noah Baumbach and starred Greta Gerwig.

Clearly, Noah Baumbach, Sam Levy, and possibly Greta Gerwig are setting their next movie in the Barnard English Department.

Pretty air-tight, huh? Any clues we missed?

Possum-Noah Baumbach via Wikimedia Commons

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  • elevator says:

    @elevator I was in the elevator with him but I didn’t know that he had anything to do with the movie.. but now that I searched him on google, it’s definitely him

  • spotted says:

    @spotted Noah Baumbachs in hewitt dining hall right now!

  • Film Major says:

    @Film Major Please tell me they’re filming on Thursday – I haven’t had time to stalk the set yet!

    Also, another connection: Noah Baumbach’s younger brother, Nico, is an assistant professor in the Columbia film department.

    1. According... says:

      @According... to a ResLife email sent out to all Barnard Quad residents earlier this week, they’re supposed to be filming in Hewitt Dining Hall and the Quad courtyard tomorrow.

  • and says:

    @and they filmed a scene in front of my door in brooks for FIVE HOURS yesterday. could i go to the bathroom?

  • I don't know how this clue fits into the story. says:

    @I don't know how this clue fits into the story. There was a white piece of posterboard near some film equipment when some guys were framing shots outside Lehman Hall, and at the top of the posterboard it said “Untitled Public School Project”

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous That possum is really talented.

  • Frances Ha says:

    @Frances Ha In his new movie, Frances Ha, part of it takes place at Barnard…

    1. Nevermind says:

      @Nevermind This movie seems to have already premiered

    2. Film Major says:

      @Film Major Yeah, it was at this year’s New York Film Festival.

  • CGW says:

    @CGW Saw noah baumbach yesterday (casting). True!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous They were filming in a classroom in Diana LL1 today too

  • I think says:

    @I think they are filming in Sulzberger dorms/ lounges too

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous from the wikipedia page for Noah Baumbach – “On July 24th, 2012, Toronto International Film Festival announced its 2012 line-up, which included Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film Frances Ha, co-written by Greta Gerwig.”

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I’m supposed to care why?

  • imdb says:

    @imdb from IMDB:
    while we were young
    james franco and cate blanchett are not in it

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