“I have always wanted to make a feature film in Sacramento,” Greta Gerwig was saying. “I wanted to make more than one feature film in Sacramento. But right now, I’m just going to try to make this one.”
The 32-year-old filmmaker and actress was on the phone a few days ago from Brooklyn, where she lives now. I’d tracked her down to ask about the coming-of-age movie that may or may not pencil out for her to shoot here, though Sacramento is a character and she wrote it especially as a kind of valentine to her hometown.