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  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks

    It is 2002 in Sacramento, California, and Christine is in her last year of Catholic high school. Having unofficially re-named herself Lady Bird, she is a conventionally awkward, emotional,...

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  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks

    Piquant call-back moments of nostalgia, along with brick-sized flip-phones and the school’s overhead projector, disarm the audience with their familiarity and accuracy, until you may be left shaking with...

  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks

    The car similarly acts as a rite of passage, and a symbol of class. The popular girl character, Jenna, drives herself to school in an enormous SUV. They...

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  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks

    The need to run away, to escape and be independent from others mixes with the desire for relationships, for sex, for friendship, for Lady Bird’s mother to talk...

  • Creating a Baseline

    *Ted Stenson: Can you tell me about the very beginning of this project? How long ago did you start working on it?* Gillian McKercher: The formal start was...

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  • Creating a Baseline

    *TS: Never having written a feature before, how did you approach the writing phase? Did you just say, ‘I’m going to write a script and that will be...