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Mother’s Day 2024: Lady Bird (2017)

Opens on May 12

Director: Greta Gerwig Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2017

Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts

Country: United States
Language: English

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the Film Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 11th & 12th! Pair your screening of  Lady Bird (2017) with brunch in The Festival Lounge from 11AM-4PM (or while supplies last) featuring mimosas, dine-in table service, and a special brunch menu, no reservation needed! Learn more here.

About the film:

Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.

“A gloriously funny and wistfully autobiographical coming-of-age comedy.”

—Peter Bradshaw for The Guardian

Praised as one of the best films of the year, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut earned numerous accolades, including five Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe wins for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (for Ronan).

“Lady Bird is a film that I hope you all go see, mainly because I think it will make you happy. It’ll make you laugh, but it might make you weepy as well, or call your Mom or Dad or son or daughter. I hope it does all those things. It’s about home, and how home is a place that you cannot fully understand until you are leaving it. It’s about the people who gave you roots and wings. It’s coming of age as well as letting go.”

—Greta Gerwig, Director

About the filmmaker:

Greta Gerwig is a celebrated American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director who gained a following with her early independent film work. She made her solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film Lady Bird (2017), which earned her Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Her other solo directorial projects are the universally acclaimed Little Women (2019) and the summer 2023 sensation Barbie (2023), with a screenplay co-written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.

Her other collaborations with Baumbach include starring roles in Greenberg (2010) and White Noise (2022), and writing and starring in Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015). In 2011, Gerwig received an award for Acting from the Athena Film Festival for her artistry as one of the definitive screen actresses of her generation. She also collaborated on a number of projects with Joe Swanberg, including Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008). Her other major leading roles include Damsels in Distress (2011), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016).

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