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Opening Night
Dir: Mike Mills
2016 / 119 mins
15+
Australian Premiere
ANNETTE BENING GIVES A SUBTLE TOUR DE FORCE AS THE CRUMBLING HEROINE OF THIS FEMINIST EPIC
SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
NOMINATED: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, ACADEMY AWARDS
NOMINATED: BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY, GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
Cast: ANNETTE BENING, ELLE FANNING, GRETA GERWIG, BILLY CRUDUP, LUCAS JADE ZUMANN

20th Century Women

OSCAR WINNING DIRECTOR MIKE MILLS THROWS ANOTHER CINEMATIC TRUMP CARD ON THE TABLE WITH THIS TALE OF A MOTHER DOING HER BEST TO BRING UP A TEENAGE SON.

Dorothea (Bening) is mother to Jamie (Zumann) and he’s growing up fast. It’s a challenging time and Dorothea decides she needs all the help she can get. Living in a house with lots of comings and goings, Dorothea enlists the services of her punk-rocker lodger Abbie (Gerwig) and Julie (Fanning) Jamie’s best friend.

Together they share their lives and experiences in the hope that these personal insights will help guide Jamie to manhood but they’re complex things to absorb.

In her review of the film Sheila O’Malley puts it very well: “20th Century Women is an act of memory. The camera seems to be Jamie’s perspective in the future, thinking, “Oh, wait ... remember that one conversation in the kitchen? Who was there again? What was said again? Oh, that’s right, that’s right ... I remember now.”

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Sydney

Palace Verona

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Palace Norton Street

Melbourne

Palace Cinema Como

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Palace Westgarth

Canberra

Palace Electric

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Brisbane

Palace Centro

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Adelaide

Palace Nova Cinemas

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