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OUR FORTHCOMING FILM
June 25 2024

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USA

2023, 106 mins.

English, Hebrew languages

No subtitles

Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig

We end season 60 with Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. The film is an adaptation of Judy Blume’s 1970s coming of age novel. 

Controversial on its publication for its candid study of then taboo subjects including menstruation and teenage sexuality. The female teenagers discuss everything from bras to kissing to friendship. The film explores teenage girlhood with insight, humour and empathy, evocating the fear and yearning that comes with standing on the precipice of adulthood.


These events take place against another story. Maragaret (Abby Rider Fortson), a half-Jewish, half-Christian protagonist, is questioning the existence of God. Both stories take place against a move from

New York to New Jersey when her dad Herb (Benny Safdie) gets a big, though unspecified job and his wife Barbara (Rachel McAdams) agrees to quit her art teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom for

Margaret out there in the suburbs. A special mention must be made of Katy Bates' performance as Margaret’s adoring grandmother Sylvia. A delightful, insightful ‘summer’ film, that still resonates with contemporary issues, to end our sell-out season.
 

We hope to see you on Tuesday 17th September 2024 for Season 61.

 

Have a great summer.


Sara Steinke
 

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