11/18/2018 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

United States/United Kingdom 2018 91 min original version with German subtitles

by Desiree Akhavan

Script: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele, DoP: Ashley Connor, Editor: Sara Shaw, Production: Beachside Films, Parkville Pictures, Producers: Michael B. Clark, Cecilia Frugiuele, Jonathan Montepare, Alex Turtletaub, Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Jennifer Ehle

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 center 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, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

“Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (APPROPIATE BEHAVIOR) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing out inherent drama with understated humor, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss, but at the same time, she is creating a family on her own terms and learning what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.” (the production)

DESIREE AKHAVAN is the writer, director and star of APPROPIATE BEHAVIOR, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. She’s also the co-creator and star of the web series THE SLOPE. She lives in London, where she is filming a comedy series for Hulu & Channel 4 that was developed at the The Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab. She has a BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as a MFA from New Yorks University’s Graduate Film Program.

Awards: Grand Jury Prize within the “U.S. Dramatic Competition” (Sundance Film Festival, USA 2018)

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