20th Century Women
First screened in January 2017 / Most recently screened in April 2017
Director: Mike Mills. Cast: Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Vitaly Andrew LeBeau, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Curran Walters, Waleed Zuaiter, Alia Shawkat, Nathalie Love, Alison Elliott, Thea Gill, Cameron Gellman, Paul Tigue, Finn Roberts, Laura Wiggins, Olivia Hone, Diana Bostan, Kirk Bovill, Toni Gaal, Victoria Hoffman, Christina Offley, Randy Ryan. Screenplay: Mike Mills.

Twitter Capsule: What if Tree of Life were an afghan, not a chapel, and the magnetic-elusive mom were made flesh, and made funny?

VOR:   Uncommonly complex delineations of three women and two men—all the more so since the movie purposely holds back. Formally adventurous, too.

Photo © 2016 A24/Annapurna Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay: Mike Mills

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Annette Bening

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