Monday Night Film Series presents ‘Lady Bird’ (Two Screenings)

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Lady Bird will receive two screenings. See the film in Fredericton Sunday March 4 or Monday March 5. 

Greta Gerwig
94 mins
USA, 2017, English
Principal Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Odeya Rush

In Lady Bird, 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 afl oat after Lady Birdʼs 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.

The film abounds with pinpoint insights into its mildly rebellious heroine’s hunger to shed the restraints of home and Catholic school and bust into an independent life, and does so with a wealth of keenly observed detail. Modestly scaled but creatively ambitious, it succeeds on its own terms as a piquant audience pleaser.

Lady Bird | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | March 4 and March 5, 2018 – 7:30pm | See full schedule

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