Gerwig’s second feature as director is a bittersweet and confidently-realised love letter to her hometown of Sacramento and the awkward space between adolescence and adulthood. A rebellious young woman (Ronan) from a loving but cash strapped family navigates the pressures and constraints of Catholic school whilst dreaming of escape to the bright lights. A whip smart look at the dichotomy between the worlds of the haves and have-nots and the awkward space between adolescence and adulthood, Gerwig, who also scripts, delivers a coming-of-age tale for our times.
Want to watch Lady Bird before anyone else? We’re screening it exclusively in Manchester from Fri 16 – Thu 22 Feb before it hits other cinemas in the city on Fri 23 Feb.
Lady Bird is discussed in our February film podcast. Skip to the 8.40 mark to hear what we had to say.