THIS EVENT HAS PASSED | 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 (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.
Directed and Written by: Great Gerwig
Starring: Saorsie Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, & Timothée Calamet
Produced and Distributed by: A24
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Release Date; 11/3/2017 (New York & Los Angeles) | 11/10/2017 (wide release)
Greta Gerwig has rapidly emerged as one of Hollywood's most engaging actresses.
Gerwig was last seen in 20th CENTURY WOMEN alongside Annette Bening and Elle
Fanning from director Mike Mills. Gerwig received a Critics' Choice Award nomination
in the category of "Best Supporting Actress" for her portrayal of "Abbie," a photographer
who is being treated for cervical cancer. Last year, Gerwig also starred in Pablo Larrain's
JACKIE alongside Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard; Todd Solondz's WIENERDOG
opposite Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Kieran Culkan; and Rebecca Miller's
romantic dramedy MAGGIE'S PLAN opposite Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.
In 2015, Gerwig starred in MISTRESS AMERICA, a comedy that she co-wrote with
director Noah Baumbach, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2015 Sundance Film
Festival. Gerwig's previous collaboration with Baumbach, FRANCES HA, earned her
Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations in the category
of "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy." The film, which
also earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Feature," premiered at the
2012 Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and New York Film Festival.
Gerwig first received critical acclaim for her breakout role as "Florence" in
GREENBERG, which marked her first collaboration with writer/director Noah
Baumbach. In the film, she starred opposite Ben Stiller and her performance earned her
several nominations including a Gotham Award nomination for "Breakthrough
Performance" and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Female Lead."
Other film credits include Barry Levinson's THE HUMBLING opposite Al Pacino and
Dianne Wiest, Woody Allen's TO ROME WITH LOVE opposite Alec Baldwin, Jesse
Eisenberg and Ellen Page; ARTHUR opposite Russell Brand and Helen Mirren; the
romantic comedy NO STRINGS ATTACHED with Natalie Portman and Ashton
Kutcher; Whit Stillman's comedy DAMSELS IN DISTRESS; and Fox Searchlight's
LOLA VERSUS. A darling of the independent film scene, Gerwig's prior credits include
Ti West's "art-house horror film" HOUSE OF THE DEVIL; the Duplass brothers' genrebender
BAGHEAD; Joe Swanberg's HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS as a writer and
actress, and NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS which she co-wrote and co-directed.
Gerwig graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College and currently resides in New