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Category: ‘Lady Bird’ Category
Gabby   //   September 14,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Lady Bird

Lady Bird continues to slay its way through film festivals! It has been announced it will be opening the Austin Film Festival, which runs from October 26 to November 2, 2017. It will hit theaters in the United States on November 10. This information comes from Variety.

The Austin Film Festival has selected A24’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, as its opening night film on Oct. 26.

“Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig in her feature debut, premiered on Sept. 3 at the Telluride Film Festival, then showed on opening night at the Toronto Film Festival. Gerwig has been confirmed to attend the Austin screening.

The film focuses on the edgy relationship between Ronan’s brash high schooler and her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf. The comedy-drama, set in 2002 in Sacramento, Calif., also stars Tracy Letts in the father role and Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet as the romantic interests. A24 opens “Lady Bird” on Nov. 10.

Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a strong review: “The real surprise is just how honest and personal this film proves to be — again, par for the course with Gerwig, and yet, fairly rare among first-time directors, who haven’t had nearly so much practice simply being real.”

The festival also announced Wednesday that it has chosen the Weinstein Company’s “The Current War” as its centerpiece film. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will present the film, which chronicles the race for marketable electricity in the United States between Thomas Edison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon).

The film, which premiered Sept. 9 in Toronto, also stars Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, and Katherine Waterston.
The Austin festival’s lineup also includes “An Ordinary Man,” starring Ben Kingsley; “24 Hours to Live,” starring Ethan Hawke; “Please Stand By,” starring Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette; and the premiere of the season finale of HBO’s new dramatic series “The Deuce” with creators David Simon and George Pelecanos in attendance.

Gabby   //   September 12,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Lady Bird

According to Variety, Focus Features has acquired international distribution to Lady Bird! That means they will handle distribution in all territories outside North America. The film was directed by Greta Gerwig in her feature debut, premiered on Sept. 3 at the Telluride Film Festival, then showed on opening night at the Toronto Film Festival. It’s also set to premiere at New York Film Festival and at BFI London Film Festival soon.

The comedy-drama, set in 2002 in Sacramento, Calif., also stars Tracy Letts in the father role and Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet as the romantic interests. A24 opens “Lady Bird” on Nov. 10.

Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neill are the producers. A24 and IAC are the production companies.

“With ‘Lady Bird,’ Greta has proven herself to be both a brilliant illusionist and a towering filmmaker,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “She tricks us into believing this is an intimate story about a specific character, time, and place until the culmination of the laughter and the tears makes you realize it’s actually a grand epic that is as universal, relatable and emotionally powerful as any story of mothers and daughters that has ever been put on film.”

Gabby   //   September 05,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Lady Bird, Screen Captures, Videos

The first official trailer for Lady Bird has finally arrived! The film premiered last week at Telluride Film Festival to fantastic reviews, and it will be screening at Toronto International Film Festival later this week as well. Our gallery has been updated with screen captures.

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Gabby   //   September 03,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Film Projects, Lady Bird

The Los Angeles Times posted a new article today in which Greta Gerwig talks about casting Saoirse in Lady Bird. It also features two new images of her in the film – a behind the scenes look and a promotional still. We’ve added those to our gallery, and you can read Greta’s interview below.

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Greta Gerwig didn’t get much sleep leading up to the Friday premiere of her directorial debut, the coming-of-age dramedy “Lady Bird,” at the Telluride Film Festival.

For the actress turned writer-director, previously best known for her work in such films as “Frances Ha” and “20th Century Women,” the thought of screening “Lady Bird” in front of an audience of die-hard cinephiles and awards-season tastemakers — in the same opening-night slot that launched “Moonlight” last year, no less — was both thrilling and utterly frightening. On the flight to the festival, she’d read through the program and felt a shudder of fear at the caliber of filmmakers she would find herself among.

As it turned out, Gerwig had nothing to worry about. In its first outing, warmly introduced by “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, “Lady Bird” soared. The Telluride crowd gave a rousing response to the semi-autobiographical film about a fiercely independent high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) who yearns to go to college in New York to escape what she sees as her drab hometown of Sacramento and a stormy relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf). Within minutes after the lights went up, speculations about awards prospects for the film, which opens Nov. 10, were bouncing across social media.

On Saturday morning, The Times sat down with Gerwig as she was still processing the events of the previous night to talk about making the shift behind the camera with a highly personal story.

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Gabby   //   September 02,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Film Projects, Lady Bird

With the first premiere of Lady Bird happening at Telluride this weekend, a couple of new pictures from the film have been released! Our gallery has been updated with those. If you’re following us on Twitter @saoirseronancom, you might have noticed we’ve been retweeting people that got to see the film, and the reviews are fantastic so far! Many outlets have pointed Saoirse as a strong contender for the upcoming award season.

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