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20th Century Women

January 19 - February 16, 2017

USA | 2016 | 118 Minutes | Mike Mills

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Feb 16
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay.
With 20th Century Women, filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®- winning Beginners) delves into his childhood to bring us a richly multilayered and funny coming-of-age story with Annette Bening as a mother struggling to understand her teenage son.  Closed Captioning Available.

Set in Santa Barbara in the late '70s, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.  Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie's upbringing - via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. 20th Century Women was nominated for 2 Golden Globes; Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Best Actress (Bening). The film is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us - and the times that form us - as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.

Director: Mike Mills
Principal Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann, Alia Shawkat
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website