In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA
LACMA | Bing Theater
2017, 93 minutes, color | Written by Greta Gerwig; directed by Greta Gerwig; with Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges
Includes a conversation with writer/director Greta Gerwig
With a before-the-cameras career that has taken her from mumblecore (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Baghead) to films that exist as drama (Jackie) to idiosyncratic comedy-drama (Greenberg, 20th Century Women, Maggie’s Plan, Mistress America) to the musical (Damsels in Distress) to starring in a film she co-authored (Frances Ha), actress Greta Gerwig has toiled with writer-directors with an almost instantly recognizable approach to their specific genre. And clearly observed each filmmaker’s way of working—from Mike Mills to Rebecca Miller to Whit Stillman to Noah Baumbach—so much so that’s she’s making her behind-the-camera debut as the writer-director of the comedy drama Lady Bird, which stars Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan as the title character, a high school senior trying on personas (and names) to see which one fits, causing so much abrasion for her equally willful mom (Laurie Metcalf) that one expects the screen to burst into flame. There are able assists from Tracy Letts as Lady Bird’s dad, and the guys in her life (played by Timothée Chalamet and Lucas Hedges). First time solo director Gerwig will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
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