Tuesday 24th April 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
‘…Myself, it’s given to me, by me’ is 17-year-old Lady Bird’s answer to ‘why this name?’ With a Catholic upbringing, aspirations to escape from Sacramento to go find ‘where the culture is’ before impulsively diving out of her mother’s moving car– this is a charming, beautifully observed, funny, poignant and truthful account of the relationship between daughter and mother, between friends, boys and others on the way to leaving and loving home.
USA 2017 – Directed by Greta Gerwig with Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges,TimothéeChalamet – 94 min
…if Gerwig is capable of all this in her first solo feature, who knowswhat feats she’ll craft for us next – TELEGRAPH
There are such lovely performances here from Metcalf and Ronan, whoare very moving as a mother-daughter pairing of anguish and love – THEGUARDIAN
Gerwig is adept at drawing her lead’s fumbling, fraught and funny school days, which will be nostalgically familiar to anyone who has ever been a teenager – DAILY MAIL