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Greta Gerwig Toronto Film Festival

Greta Gerwig on 'Lady Bird': Sacramento Hasn't 'Been Given Its Proper Due in Cinema'

Greta Gerwig discussed her directorial debut, the festival circuit breakout hit “Lady Bird” starring Saoirse Ronan, at the Toronto Film Festival.

“Sacramento is where I grew up so I felt like it had not been given its proper due in cinema,” Gerwig said. “So I wanted to start with that, but none of the events in the movie literally happened in life, but it all has a core of emotional truth that feels close to life.”

Stars Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts also stopped by the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T.

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