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Annette Bening and Lucas Jade Zumann play a mother and son in Mike Mills' film, 20th Century Women. Mills says the film was inspired by his own life. Merrick Morton/A24 hide caption

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Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

The director's latest film is inspired by his desire to understand his mother. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, it stars Annette Bening as a woman struggling to raise her teenage son on her own.

Annette Bening and Lucas Jade Zumann play a mother and son in Mike Mills' film, 20th Century Women. Mills says the film was inspired by his own life. Merrick Morton/A24 hide caption

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Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

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