Annette Bening looks to make another bid for Oscar gold in “20th Century Women,” with A24’s release of the film’s first teaser trailer (watch above).
Director Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” starring Bening as a single mother raising a teenage son in 1979 Southern California, will make its world premiere as the centerpiece of the 54th New York Film Festival.
The comedy will screen on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the NYFF.
“I was taken aback by ’20th Century Women,'” NYFF Festival Director Kent Jones said in a statement announcing the film’s selection. “It’s made with an extraordinarily unusual level of craft and attention to detail, human and visual, which is now all but extinct. As someone who actually lived through 1979 in middle-class America, I will testify to the fact that Mike Mills and his remarkable cast approach the level of the uncanny.”
Mills, whose last film was the Oscar-winning “Beginners,” wrote and directed “20th Century Women,” which also stars Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann as the Bening character’s son.
The story takes place in Santa Barbara, with Bening already picking up Oscar buzz as a woman presiding over what NYFF refers to as “a sprawling bohemian house.”
The film will be released in December by A24, which last year released the Oscar-winning “Room.” It was produced by Megan Ellison, Anne Carey and Youree Henley.