2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

20th-century-women-mike-mills-1000x52020th Century Women
dir. Mike Mills – NYFF – (A24)

“20th Century Women” is rumored to be stupendous. Chosen as the Centerpiece for the New York Film Festival, the film is the brainchild of  writer/director Mike Mills, who penned the highly acclaimed “Beginners” and got Christopher Plummer his coveted Academy Award.  Boasting an all-star cast that includes the overdue Annette Bening, along with Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, and Billy Crudup, the comedy/drama could benefit amazingly from a nice launch in the beginning of October.  It also helps that Megan Ellison’s production company Annapurna Pictures is backing.