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GRETA GERWIG - IRRESISTIBLE BY FRANK ARIVESO Greta Gerwig is irresistibly endearing. We can’t help but fall in love with her screen alter egos in Frances Ha, To Rome With Love, and last year’s sensational Maggie’s Plan. In person, she’s as delightfully quirky as her characters which are all playful variations on her own mildly anxious, good-natured self.  Now she takes her existential ruminations to the next level in her solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, a coming-of-age dramatic comedy about a fiercely independent 17-year-old Sacramento girl, Christine (Saoirse Ronan), anxious to escape the confines of small-town life in general and her mother in particular.  A semi-autobiographical account of her own angst-ridden adolescent experience, Gerwig’s indie film has begun attracting serious Oscar talk as it makes its way through the festival circuit first in Telluride and now in Toronto where virtually every major star, critic and Hollywood power-broker converge. Having previously co-authored Frances Ha and Mistress America with her professional and life partner Noah Baumbach, Lady Bird is a story that has long been simmering inside the 34-year-old Gerwig.

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