Director: Mike Mills
Writer(s): Mike Mills
Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
Running Time: 119 minutes
*CaptiView® Closed Caption & Audio Description devices are available for this film. All showings on Mondays will feature Open Captions.
During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) – to serve as role models in a changing world.
“The most surprising part of the movie is how well Mills writes his three women, and how accurately he pinpoints their very distinct anxieties.” — Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
“There’s not a single false, ‘actor-y’ note in Bening’s work. It is a master class in nuanced acting, and it is deserving of an Academy Award.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago-Sun Times