The Vernon Film Society screens Lady Bird at the Vernon Towne Cinema March 12. (A24 films photo)

Film Society shares classic coming of age piece

The Vernon Film Society screens Lady Bird at the Vernon Towne Cinema March 12

Special to The Morning Star

The Vernon film Society presents Lady Bird March 12 at the Vernon Towne Cinema.

This comedy drama telling the story of Christine (Lady Bird) McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, who we last saw in Brooklyn) is a coming of age story that will feel familiar to many viewers.

Growing up in Sacramento, California and attending a Catholic High School as did writer/director Greta Gerwig, she is desperate to leave and go to where she believes culture and action are, namely an East Coast University or College.

Her struggle with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf), school and friends are typical of many teens who have great expectations of how life should be treating them. She names herself Lady Bird to make herself stand out from the crowd and dreams of success, although really doesn’t have the grades to be accepted at a prestigious school.

Her Father is laid off from his job and her mother has to work double shifts as a nurse to support the family while Lady Bird dreams of the life and homes that some of her richer school friends have.

Romance, the ups and downs of friendship and school situations are in turn funny and sad and will remind viewers of their own time growing up and trying to make sense of what life is all about.

Lady Bird screens at the Vernon Towne Cinema March 12 at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $7, cash only, available one week ahead from theatre and the Bean Scene Coffee House. Rated 14A.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Vernon Minor Football full of family fun

Three games against Kelowna Junior Sun Sunday, Sept. 23

Hospice to Vernon council race candidate dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read