The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s
Inspired by director Mike Mills’ childhood, the film follows Dorothea (Annette Bening) as she confronts with the difficulties of raising her son on her own. Set in 1979, after the Vietnam War but before Ronald Reagan, the film encompasses the struggles, hopes, beliefs and mentalities existent in US at that time, all through the perspective of Dorothea and the people to whom she rents the rooms of her boarding house.
About Film Unit
Film Unit is the award winning independent cinema located in the Sheffield Students' Union. Founded in 1949, we are a group of cinema lovers who desire to provide entertainment, to be not for profit, and to promote film as an art form.
We screen a selection of films on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during term time, with the cheapest ticket price in Yorkshire. We specially curate our programme with blockbusters, independent, foreign, family and classic cinema to ensure we provide something for everyone. For us, cinema should be for everyone, so all our programme is open to the public, our matinee screenings are Hard of Hearing friendly with subtitles and this semester we are hosting a special Autism-friendly screening. We're also working with Unite the Union to bring you two very special free screenings of Ken Loach's newest masterpiece and on April Fools' Day, we're holding a hilarious Fools Festival of British Comedy Cinema. We are volunteer-run so if you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.
Once again many thanks to all our staff, volunteers and of course, our audience!
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