Lady Bird

Film Info
Category:Big Nights
Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:93 min.
Director:Greta Gerwig
Producer:Scott Rudin
Eli Bush
Evelyn O’Neill
Screenwriter:Greta Gerwig
Cinematographer:Sam Levy
Editor:Bill Henry
Cast:Saoirse Ronan
Laurie Metcalf
Tracy Letts
Beanie Feldstein
Timothée Chalamet
Print Source:A24
Note Writer:Dominique O'Neil


CLOSING NIGHT | SPOTLIGHT ON GRETA GERWIG. Bumbling through her senior year at a Catholic high school, Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson desperately wants to escape Sacramento for the loftier environs of an East Coast liberal arts college. Played by the always enchanting Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, MVFF 2015) and clad in the compulsory polo shirt and plaid skirt ensemble, the rebellious teenager spends her final semesters hanging out in parking lots and minimarts while navigating the confusing world of college applications and blossoming relationships. Indie darling Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut demonstrates a discernible acumen towards filmmaking and a keen understanding of the high school experience and the complex relationships between a young woman, her family, and her hometown. Lady Bird is Gerwig’s love letter to Sacramento, a commemoration of finding herself and where she belongs, while remaining tied to the city that shaped her.

Live Intro and Q&A - Rafael 1 / Simulcast Intro and Q&A - Rafael 2&3


7:00 PM - 10 PM | Mill Valley Plaza

Additional Information

You’ve seen Sacramento native Greta Gerwig in a number of films: initially working with filmmaker Joe Swanberg in several early ‘mumblecore’ films based out of the Austin, TX film scene. This early work translated into higher profile roles in Greenberg, No Strings Attached, Lola Versus, Frances Ha, Mistress America, Maggie’s Plan and last year’s MVFF39 Centerpiece film 20th Century Women. She makes her feature film directorial debut with Lady Bird, a portrait of a young woman set in Gerwig’s beloved hometown.