The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Saturday Aug 11 05:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $15.00
About the Film:
Presented by Velocity Honolulu
Directed by Desiree Akhavan. 2018. USA. 90 min.
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz—Let Me In, Kick-Ass, Carrie) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the backseat of a car on prom night, Post is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, she 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 amongst fellow outcasts. 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, creating a family on her own terms and learning what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.
US Grand Jury Prize Dramatic—2018 Sundance Film Festival; 2018 Tribeca Film Festival; Frameline42; Closing Night Film—2018 OutFest; 2018 Seattle International Film Festival; 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival; 2018 Sydney Film Festival; 2018 OUTeast Queer Film Festival