20th Century Women
Release date:December 28, 2016 (limited; wide: Jan. 20) Studio:A24 Director:Mike Mills Screenwriter:Mike Mills Starring:Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup Genre:Drama, Comedy Official website:20thCenturyWomen-movie.com Plot Summary: With "20th Century Women," acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®-winning "Beginners") brings us a multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via 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. "20th Century Women" is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us—and the times that form us—as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.