Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig star in the upcoming comedy-drama “20th Century Women”, which chronicles the lives of three women as they raise a teenage boy in 1979 California.
With director Mike Mills (“Beginners”) behind the camera, Bening’s performance as a Bohemian single mom is earning lots of buzz for her performance as Dorothea with many speculating that the actress could land her fifth Oscar nomination for the role. The 50-something Dorothea is just trying to keep her life and that of her teenage son’s intact when a free-spirited boarder Abbie (Gerwig) and their alluring teenage neighbour, Julie (Fanning) arrive on scene to help educate him on love, men, women and freedom.
Our first look at the film is set to President Jimmy Carter’s speech about youth, consumption and meaning. “We always believed that the days of our children would be better than our own, but we discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning,” the narration describes, setting the tone for the film.
Opening in January 2017, check out the first trailer for “20th Century Women” below.