Saoirse attended the Variety screening of LADY BIRD last night, along with director Greta Gerwig. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event!
We have exciting news, guys! Seeing as the production of Mary, Queen of Scots wrapped last week, Saoirse has finally started promoting Lady Bird! And the very first interview we got was this from DP/30, which is fantastic. Our IHS Squad loves this channel! The video is about 35 minutes long, and definitely worth the watch.
Our gallery has been updated with images from the Academy Screening of LADY BIRD, which Saoirse attended last night. She was part of a panel about the film, moderated by Brian Rose, and was joined by Greta Gerwig, Sam Levy and Nick Huoy.
We have more ‘Lady Bird’ materials to share with you. This week, the second poster was released along with a couple of new promotional images. @LadyBirdMovie also tweeted an ad with new scenes. Reminder: the film will be released in select theatres in a little over a week.
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.
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.”
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.