Hyde Park Picture House

Now Showing

20th Century Women

Time
On 19th February - 9.00 PM
Other showings
From 17th February - 2nd March
Starring:
Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
Director
Dir. Mike Mills
Duration
118mins
Country
US
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Mike Mills’s texturally rich new comedy seems to keep redefining itself as it goes along, creating a moving group portrait of particular people in a particular place (Santa Barbara) at a particular moment in the 20th century (1979), one lovingly attended detail at a time. The great Annette Bening, in one of her very best performances, is Dorothea, a single mother raising her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), in a sprawling bohemian house, which is shared by an itinerant carpenter (Billy Crudup) and a punk artist with a Bowie haircut (Greta Gerwig) and frequented by Jamie’s rebellious friend Julie (Elle Fanning). 20th Century Women is warm, funny, and a work of passionate artistry. 

 

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Critical reaction:
  • Mike Mills's new film is poignant and delicious ★★★★

    Jordan Hoffman, THE GUARDIAN

  • There are louder films jostling for attention out there. This one is the secret treasure of the season, though – crafted with tender precision, and built to last. ★★★★★

    Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH