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Relaxed Screening: Lady Bird (15)

Saoirse Ronan, more like Shade Ronan, in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird

Funny, insightful and profound, Greta Gerwig's directorial debut marks her out as one of the boldest voices in contemporary cinema.

It's 2002 in Sacramento, California. Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), or Lady Bird as she prefers to be called, is constantly butting up against the constraints of teenage life. She has big –and somewhat unrealistic– dreams for herself, looking for something beyond her life at catholic school. Passionate and stubborn, she clashes with her mum daily (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat, whose practical concerns around money and stability are of no interest to her. 

Saoirse Ronan delivers one of her greatest performances, capturing the wildness and unpredictability of life as a teenager. 

'Lady Bird is a film bursting with warmth, wit and melancholy that manages to seem fresh and unexpected despite the overly stacked nature of the subgenre' The Guardian

US 2018 Dir Greta Gerwig 93 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman, and/or features significant women on screen in their own right.

Relaxed Screenings
Relaxed screenings are specially tailored for film fans who may be on the autistic spectrum, have Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, sensory difficulties or other learning disabilities.

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience by having the lights dimmed, though not off, and the volume levels a little lower than usual. Attendees are free to sit in whichever seat they like and can enter and exit the room at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users. Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help the audience may need during these trips to the cinema at Barbican.

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