Opens Nov 22, 2017
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California, in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, 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. "Flat-out wonderful, as well as one of the best coming-of-age films since Amy Heckerling's 1982 classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Generous, lived-in and pleasurably real, it is a portrait of the artist-in-the-making from an artist who has already arrived." (Manohla Dargis, New York Times) 94 min.