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'20th Century Women' explores punk rock, adolescence and battling cancer in the '70s




Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning and Annette Bening in 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.
Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning and Annette Bening in 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.
Gunther Gampine, courtesy of A24.

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In "20th Century Women" Annette Bening plays a fifty-something mom raising her adolescent son in Santa Barbara, California.

20th Century Women

For help, she enlists two younger women:

Julie is her smart and provocative neighbor - she's played by Elle Fanning and then there's  Abbie, a free spirited punk artist played by Greta Gerwig.

Greta Gerwig in 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.
Greta Gerwig in 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.
Merrick Morton, courtesy of A24.

Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke to Gerwig about her character in the film and how she...a child of the 80's...got in the mindset to play a 1970's punk.

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