The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize 

 

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Drama, Romance

91 mins

2018

Desiree Akhavan

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synopsis

From writer/director Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr.)—himself an example of how those in the program can be “cured”—the center is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction.” In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Forrest Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

Screening in select cinemas from Sept 6

Available for Fan Force screenings in other areas from Sept 6

cast:

Chloë Grace Moretz ; John Gallagher Jr. ; Sasha Lane; Forrest Goodluck; Owen Campbell; Emily Skeggs ; Jennifer Ehle

crew:

CECILIA FRUGIUELE (Co-Writer / Producer) ; JONATHAN MONTEPARE Producer ; MICHAEL B. CLARK Producers ; ALEX TURTLETAUB Producers ; ASHLEY CONNOR (Director of Photography) ; SARA SHAW (Editor) ;

fan quotes:

A captivating drama about an important subject, this film will go far to make Moretz' antics as a pint-sized killing machine a further fading memory. - DAILY FILM FIX

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" offers a powerful rejoinder to anyone who'd shame people into denying their authentic selves. In its own modest way, it's one of the year's bravest films. - LA TIMES

These scenes, in their awkward, exploratory intimacy ring far truer than any portrayals of teenage sexuality I've seen in ages. - NEW ENGLAND MOVIES


It's loaded with terrific performances all around and, under the skilful stewardship of director Desiree Akhavan, it's a well-crafted story steeped in poignancy, melancholy and simple truths. - TORONTO STAR

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