Talk Back of ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’
Originally Aired: Saturday July 28, 2018
Join us for a free screening of the brand new film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Then, stay for a 30-minute Q&A — hosted by Nancy’s Kathy Tu and Tobin Low — with director Desiree Akhavan, Mathew Shurka, survivor and co-founder of the Born Perfect Campaign, and actors John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle, and Forrest Goodluck.
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron 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, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.
Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing out inherent drama with understated humor, The Miseducation of Cameron Post looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss, as she creates a family on her own terms and learns what it means to gain confidence in her own identity.