20th Century Women

Thursday, February 9
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1hr 58mins // directed by:Mike Mills // featuring:Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Annette Bening's outstanding performance in Mike Mills's Oscar-nominated film captures the exuberant complexity to Dorothea Fields, a single mother raising her adolescent son, Jamie, in a rebellious new era of punk rock and cultural metamorphosis.

As her son starts growing up faster than she can handle, Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women — 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 — to help with his upbringing, in this beautifully scattered portrait of growing up and getting old.

 "It’s as if Mr. Mills were riffling through an encyclopedia, searching for the perfect entry, which he’s creating before your eyes." – ​Manohla Dargis, The New York Times