Friday, Feb 14 — Sunday, Feb 23, 2020
Fresh off her remarkably assured directorial debut (Lady Bird), Greta Gerwig aims high with this unblushingly bold, richly appointed adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s cherished classic. Punctuating her script with revelatory confessions from Alcott’s own diaries, Gerwig exhumes the novel’s hiddenmost currents of anger, longing, and finally revolutionary uplift. If Saoirse Ronan’s Jo March rivals Katharine Hepburn’s iconic rendition for sheer tomboyish pluck, the film she inhabits pushes farther by finally allowing her ownership, literally, of her own story. A visually delectable film with European flavoring provided by French cinematographer Yorick Le Saux and British costume designer Jacqueline Durran. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. View trailer.