Time recently revealed its list of the Most Influential People of 2018. That list includes the young director, Greta Gerwig. Steven Spielberg wrote a tribute to the Lady Bird director for the list.
Not every year does a filmmaker’s solo feature debut sweep you up in its sweetness and pain, in its humility and frankness, and in its confidence in the art and craft of filmmaking. Of course, it has happened before, bringing to mind Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station—and now Greta Gerwig and Lady Bird.
You can see the rest of Spielberg’s piece on Gerwig here.