SFFL 2018: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Director: Desiree Akhavan
Starring: Forrest Goodluck, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr.
Duration: 90 min

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods and earnest Christian rock songs – but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, she connects with peers and is able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing inherent drama with understated humour, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss who, at the same time, creates a family on her own terms and learns what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.

Director Desiree Akhavan is expected to be in attendance. Desiree will also introduce a special screening of Lynne Ramsay's Morven Callar (2002) on Sun 3 June as part of the special repertory strand 'Films That Made Me'

Club and Group screenings

Sat 2nd Jun Sundance Film Festival: London.
Sat 2nd Jun Sundance Film Festival: London.
Sun 3rd Jun Sundance Film Festival: London.

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