20th Century Women
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Ends Feb 2
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Feb 3
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