20th Century Women is a narrative of growing—older, wiser, and up. The story focuses on Dorthea (Annette Benning), a single mother living in Santa Barbara, California during 1979. Dorthea raises her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in a bed and breakfast style house which is also frequented by Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a budding photographer and feminist, Julie (Elle Fanning) a precocious young adult finding her way through life, and William (Billy Crudup) the maintenance man with ambition to do more with his career. Feeling the burden of raising a young man on her own, Dorthea enlists the help of these residents to help Jamie learn about the world. Continue reading 20th Century Women Educate on the Female Experience
The people who have the most impact on one’s life might not the most inspirational or least impressive – they’ll be the ones who show up.
20th Century Women is the second film from Mike Mills – whose Beginners won Christopher Plummer his long overdue Oscar. check out the trailer after the break.