The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Certificate 15

(2018) 91 mins

Director: Desiree Akhavan
Writers: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele, from the novel by Emily Danforth
Cinematography: Ashley Connor
Production Design: Markus Kirschner
Music: Julian Wass

ABOUT

Based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth, Miseducation follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the 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 centre 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, they form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.  From the official website

For more information, including a full cast list and reviews, go to:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6257174/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Showings of this film are part of our Cinematheque season which is supported by the British Film Institute.

REVIEWS

Miseducation takes the non-conformist spirit of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and transplants it to a ‘conversion therapy’ summer camp. But, in the hands of Iranian-American second-time director Desiree Akhavan, this is a far gentler, more thoughtful take on the wrongs of this horrible, dogma-driven practice, and its impact on kids who are just trying to grow up being true to their own feelings.” Empire

“Navigating troubled culture-war waters with grace, humor and compassion, The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a movie that deserves a wide and diverse audience.”  New York Times

Always smart, amusing and engaging.”  The Guardian

SHOWING TIMES
Fri 01 Mar Llanfyllin
Tue 19 Mar Oswestry
Mon 15 Apr Chepstow
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