Beginners Writer/Director Mike Mills On Adapting His Own Life Story

by Vadim Rizov

In the fall of 2004 as Mike Mills was editing his first feature film Thumbsucker, his father died. Thumbsucker—a sly dramedy starring Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton—premiered at Sundance and Mills immediately began writing his passion project Beginners, a semi-autobiographical father/son drama crossbred with a romance. Beginners debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released across the states by Focus Features on June 3rd. In it, Ewan McGregor plays Oliver, an artist still recovering from his mother’s death when his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) drops another bombshell: at 75-years-old, he’s coming out of the closet. Mills identifies—it happened to him.

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