U.S., 2017, 93 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Greta Gerwig, A24
“Lady Bird continues its standing-ovation streak at the New York Film Festival. Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical tale brought the audience to laughter, tears, and their feet.” – Olivia Aylmer, Vanity Fair
Thirtysomething Greta Gerwig, iconic actress of her generation, ascends the ranks of America’s most celebrated filmmakers with her first directorial outing, the rage of this year’s Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals. Manohla Dargis writes in The New York Times: “Lady Bird is flat-out wonderful, as well as one of the best coming-of-age films since Amy Heckerling’s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. An ideally cast Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), plays Christine McPherson, a Sacramento teenager stumbling through her senior year. Having given herself an aspirational, creative new identity - Lady Bird - Christine rails, though sometimes just pouts and frets, about conformity, the world and her family, especially her mother (a touching Laurie Metcalf). Generous, lived-in and pleasurably real, it is a portrait of the artist-in-the-making from an artist who has already arrived.” The perfect mom-daughter date movie and a five-time Oscar nominee this award's season, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.