Dir: Desiree Akhavan, 2017, USA, 91 mins, Cert:15
Sun 23 September // 18:00
Tue 25 September // 20:45
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, Desiree Akhavan’s second feature follows the titular character (Chloë Grace Moretz) in 1993 as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre after getting caught with another girl on prom night. In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners, including amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane) and her friend Adam (Forrest Goodluck), a Lakota Two-Spirit.
Together, this group forms an unlikely family with a will to fight. Akhavan and (one of our favourite DPs) Ashley Connor evoke the emotional layers of Danforth’s novel with an effortless yet considered attention to the spirit of the ’90s and the audacious, moving performances of the ensemble cast.