Mike Mills’s texturally and behaviorally rich new comedy seems to keep redefining itself as it goes along, creating a moving group portrait of particular people in a particular place (Santa Barbara) at a particular moment in the 20th century (1979), one lovingly attended detail at a time. The great Annette Bening, in one of her very best performances, is Dorothea, a single mother raising her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), in a sprawling bohemian house, which is shared by an itinerant carpenter (Billy Crudup) and a punk artist with a Bowie haircut (Greta Gerwig) and frequented by Jamie’s rebellious friend Julie (Elle Fanning). 20th Century Women is warm, funny, and a work of passionate artistry. An A24 release.

Mike Mills will be participating in a free Directors Dialogue on October 9 and a free NYFF Live talk on screenwriting on October 5.

Special Pricing:
$75 General Public – Alice Tully Hall (in advance)
$50 Members & Students – Alice Tully Hall (in advance)
$25 General Public – Alice Tully Hall (at the door)
$20 Members & Students – Alice Tully Hall (at the door)
$25 General Public – All other venues
$20 Members & Students – All other venues

*Alice Tully Hall screenings only