20th Century Women (2016)
Director: Mike Mills Run Time: 119 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2016
Starring: Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann
Country: United States
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About the film:
In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor – to help with Jamie’s upbringing.
“There are louder films jostling for attention out there. This one is the secret treasure of the season, though – crafted with tender precision, and built to last.”
—Tim Robey for the Daily Telegraph (UK)
About the filmmaker:
Acclaimed writer and director Mike Mills crafts semi-autobiographical features exploring relationships between parents and children. His debut feature, the coming-of-age film Thumbsucker (2005), premiered at Sundance in 2005. His follow-up Beginners (2010), based on his own father’s coming out at the age of 75, premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Inspired by his mother and sister, Mill’s 20th Century Women (2016) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has also helmed several short films as well as music videos for artists like Moby, Yoko Ono, and The National.See our upcoming films