‘Marriage Story’ Director Noah Baumbach Stresses Value of Theatrical Experience and Praises ‘E.T.’

Published on Nov 11, 2019

‘Marriage Story’ Director Noah Baumbach Stresses Value of Theatrical Experience and Praises ‘E.T.’

Noah Baumbach’s devastating divorce drama “Marriage Story” is currently in theaters ahead of its Netflix premiere on December 6. But the big screen is where the Academy Award-nominated director wants you to see his new movie.

At a recent Q&a at the Paris Theater in New York — which Netflix rescued from shuttering to host its awards contenders — Baumbach shared with moderator Eric Kohn, IndieWire’s Executive Editor and Chief Film Critic, why he values the theatrical experience over small-screen viewing and how Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” played an instrumental role in his coming-of-age as a moviegoer and filmmaker.

“What gets lost in the conversation about the theatrical is, we all know the merits of seeing a movie that has huge special effects, big sound… that, of course, should be seen in the theater. What you lose in that conversation is the communal experience of seeing something funny or sad,

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Author: Ryan Lattanzio