20th Century Women
During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants - a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son's shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) - to serve as role models in a changing world. Our next Rialto Recommends choice is 2017'S 20TH CENTURY WOMEN. The Washington Post raves "As a celebration of personal and social history, "20th Century Women" takes the audience back. But it also lifts us up on a wave of openhearted emotion and keen intelligence. It bursts with the sad, messy, ungovernable beauty of life." And NPR said "Detail-packed but never dull, with dialogue that absolutely sings and characters we want to stay with forever, it's the kind of work that begs revisiting, like a favorite collection of short stories." Check out or revisit 20TH CENTURY WOMEN on Netflix HERE. Fact: Bening has been nominated for an Academy Award four times for her work in The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julie (2004) and The Kids Are Alright (2010). Isn't it time she won an Oscar? She's one of our favorite actresses.