In 1976 San Francisco, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is growing up at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock. Like most teenage girls, Minnie is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgard). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening — without judgment. Vitals: Director: Marielle Heller. Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 102 min., Drama, Box office gross: $1.477 million, Sony. Extras: “Marielle’s Journey: Bringing The Diary to Life” making-of featurette; LA Film Festival Q&A with Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Marielle Heller; commentary with cast & director; deleted scenes.