The Diary of a Teenage Girl
First screened in August 2015
Director: Marielle Heller. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Madeleine Waters, Abby Wait, Christopher Meloni, Austin Lyon, Margarita Levieva, Quinn Nagle, Miranda Bailey, John Parsons, Davy Clements. Screenplay: Marielle Heller (based on the novel by Phoebe Gloeckner). Twitter Capsule:
Do I want to adopt her? Do I want her to adopt me? Truly fresh character. A wise and thrilling vision.
Balances multiple aesthetics, even mixes media, within a rich and convincing period mock-up. Confronts adolescent confusions, sexual and otherwise, with more guts than I've almost ever seen.