The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, LADY BIRD (2017) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “LADY BIRD soars through the emotional hurricane of adolescence with details so rich and insightful they demand we consider this time in our lives anew. Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut finds strength in this specificity – hatching moments both unique and universal. Saoirse Ronan is luminescent in her embodiment of angst while Laurie Metcalf’s remarkable turn as her mother fuels this affectionate and affecting valentine to what it takes to fly.”
LADY BIRD (2017) – AFI Movie Club
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