20th Century Women (15) at Chelmsford Picture House
Film 15, Tue 27 Jun 2017
Starring: Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins, Annette Bening
Director: Mike Mills
Contains strong sex references, strong language, drug misuse
Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award winning Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time and the connections we search for our whole lives. It is a film that keeps redefining itself as it goes along, shifting with its characters as they navigate the pivotal summer of 1979.
Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.
Bening gives one of her best performances as Dorothea, conveying with subtle yet tremendous emotional power both her unconditional love for her son and her increasing bewilderment about the world she has brought him into. 20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify, haunt and inspire them through their lives.
|Tue 27 Jun 2017||20:00|
PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra
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The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.
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