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Greta Gerwig: 'Hollywood's Indie Darling'

Robert Siegel talks to writer, director, actress Greta Gerwig about her movie career and her latest film, Damsels in Distress. The Barnard College alum has had some small roles in pictures such as Greenberg where she shone, despite the films' less than stellar reviews. She has a style that seems a departure from glamor, and stands out for its naturalistic style.
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