Santa Barbara, the end of the 1970s. Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) is being raised in an environment filled with feminism, the scent of drugs, and the sounds of punk. He lives with his divorced mother, Dorothea (Golden Globe nominee Annette Bening), who is well aware that she is losing touch with her teenage son. For help raising him, she turns to her "very modern" subletter, Abbie (Greta Gerwig), and her son's friend, Julie (Elle Fanning), who has her own issues when it comes to navigating adolescence, though she is a lot more experienced than Jamie, at least sexually. What impact will these three women have on him? And will Dorothea open herself up to other roles besides being a mother? Mike Mills based his screenplay on his own childhood experiences, and he has called the film a love letter to the women who raised him. 20th Century Women is a charming memoire about the "wonderful years" of adolescence, revealing the sweetness inherent to losing one's innocence, as well as the weight that comes with inevitable disappointments and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Born in Berkeley, California, Mike Mills is an American film director. In the 1990s, he directed commercials and music videos, including for Yoko Ono, Pulp, Blonde Redhead, and Air, while also designing album covers. He made his full-length feature debut with Thumbsucker, starring Tilda Swinton and Keanu Reeves. Five years later, he made the autobiographical Beginners, with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. His latest film, 20th Century Women, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
2005 Rodzinka / Thumbsucker
2007 Does Your Soul Have a Cold?
2010 Debiutanci / Beginners
2017 20th Century Women