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Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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Join us for a screening of Greta Gerwig's touching coming-of-age story, Lady Bird, as part of New Hall Art Collection's festival celebrating female filmmakers. The screening will take place in the Buckingham House Lecture Theatre at Murray Edwards College.

Greta Gerwig (b.1983) is an American actress, writer and director. She tends to imbue her films with a unique and specific deadpan humour. She first garnered attention for her appearance in several mumblecore films. Since 2010 she has collaborated with her creative and romantic partner, Noah Baumbach, on films such as Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015).

Lady Bird, Gerwig's first feature film, is a work of autofiction, a fictionalised self-portrait of Gerwig on the threshold between adolescence and adulthood. It is by turn poignant and wacky, pivoting between hilarity and heartbreak. Visually, it has the appearance of something seen in tender retrospect, while also being stripped of any sort of showiness.

Lady Bird received a standing ovation at its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film has an approval rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and website's critical consensus reads: "Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence and reveals debuting writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi_HC839Wo&t=5s

The film is rated 15 for very strong language and brief strong nudity. For more information, please see here: https://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/lady-bird-2017

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