Lady Bird (2017)
The Wisconsin Union
Friday, March 02, 2018
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
USA | 94 min | R | DCP | Dir. Greta Gerwig "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 afloat after Lady Bird's 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." (Official Site) "Lady Bird is the rare movie that manages to be affectionate, entertaining, hilarious, witty, and confident; it’s one of the best films of 2017, and certainly my favorite." - Alissa Wilkinson (Vox) All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.