Nicole Holofcener '88 Screens New Film 'The Land of Steady Habits' and Receives Mini-retrospective

September 14, 2018

Still from The Land of Steady Habits, courtesy of Variety

The Land of Steady Habits, written & directed by Nicole Holofcener '88, premiered this month at the Toronto Film Festival and will have a special screening at the Quad on Saturday, September 15th at 7:30pm with Holofcener present in person.


The Land of Steady Habits is Holofcener’s sixth feature adapted from Ted Thompson’s 2014 novel of the same name about a suburban man’s mid-life crisis. The film stars Ben Mendelson and Edie Falco and is the first film by Holofcener that doesn’t include Catherine Keener in the cast.


The New York Times labels The Land of Steady Habits “unpredictable and fresh.” The film is distributed by Netflix and will be available to stream on Friday, September 14th.


This month, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester will present Casual Crises: Three Films by Nicole Holofcener, a mini-retrospective of films that she directed. The three films: Friends with Money (Jennifer Aniston, John Cusack, Frances McDormand and Catherine Keener), Please Give (Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt) and Enough Said (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener) will screen from September 14-19.

Nicole Holofcener, who was born in New York, made her feature film debut with Walking and Talking in 1996. Along with her feature films, she has also directed several TV episodes for shows such as Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls and Six Feet Under. Holofcener, who was profiled by The New Yorker last August, who called her “one of the sharpest anatomists of upper-middle-class American life.”