Watch: Teaser Trailer for '20th Century Women' Directed by Mike Mills

September 27, 2016
Source: YouTube

20th Century Women Trailer

"This is the really hard part. And then it gets better. And then it gets hard again…" A24 has released the first teaser trailer for 20th Century Women, the latest film written & directed by Mike Mills, which is premiering at the New York Film Festival in just a few weeks. The film is about three women living in the late 1970s who explore love and freedom living together in a bohemian house in Santa Barbara. The full ensemble cast includes Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, John Billingsley and Waleed Zuaiter. This lovely teaser is framed around a beautiful speech by Jimmy Carter in the 70s. It looks damn good, I really love the free love vibe to this. Dive right in.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Mike Mills' 20th Century Women, direct from eOne's YouTube:

20th Century Women

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. The great Annette Bening, in one of her very best performances, is Dorothea, a single mother raising her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), in a sprawling bohemian house, which is shared by an itinerant carpenter (Billy Crudup) and a punk artist with a Bowie haircut (Greta Gerwig) and frequented by Jamie's rebellious friend Julie (Elle Fanning). 20th Century Women is warm, funny, and a work of passionate artistry. 20th Century Women is both written and directed by American filmmaker Mike Mills, of the films Thumbsucker and Beginners previously. The film will premiere at the New York Film Festival next month. A24 will then release 20th Century Women in select theaters starting December 21st this fall.

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Sorry, but I find it quite hard to feel for these kind of characters any more. Sure, they are women, but they are living in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA in nice suburban neighborhoods and are sorry your life feels hard. There are just bigger fish to fry when it comes to social inequality. // How about a movie on Asian Americans? The struggle to live up to the "model minority" status.

DAVIDPD on Sep 27, 2016


As said, good vibe. And relatively good cast. I could dive in this ...

shiboleth on Sep 27, 2016


I struggle to understand why people write comments, about what they have just watched, and somehow seem to be whining that the film/trailer wasn't about "their" life struggles......I am fairly sure that when writers, producers, directors etc... sit down to produce their work the furthest thing from their minds is how it's going to affect some ill educated self centred nobody sat on their lonesome trying to find fault in someone else's work to piss and moan about.......the old adage "you can please some of the people some of the time" really fits......make a comment about the work, the style, the direction or the acting but don't just rant as it didn't make a martyr out of you

Barry on Sep 27, 2016


Oh, come on, you are falling in the hole you were digging out for someone else, Saying things that you are commenting about imaginary 'nobody' is putting yourself in the place where is less than nobody and which is therefore I guess, emptiness of nothing. Well, that's what happens when you talk about somebody and addressing nobody, you end nowhere. Not that I have to defend David here, if you were referring to his comment, he's very good at defending himself (which I felt many times as a very positive thing) as many others around here. Of course, let's not be also totally ignorant and say that culture, whether films or literature, was always about 'life struggles' and not those, in fact, shallow things 'the work, the style, the direction or the acting' that prevail today. Films are nowadays products and marketing, there's no work, there's no style but decoration and design, there's definitely no direction but production and there's very often no more acting but imitating and model posing. So, quit with your shallow ranting and grab some book to educate yourself, you don't seem to know much about today's films and, for that matter, people who are watching them ...

shiboleth on Sep 28, 2016

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