THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (2018) is the film adaptation of the novel written by Emily M. Danforth, from writer/director Desiree Akhavan. In 2011 Akhavan was sent a copy of Danforth’s novel from a publisher. Moved and impressed by the story, decide to turn the last 200 pages of the book, into a movie. Danforth’s novel is set in early 1990s Montana and follows the life of 12-year-old Cameron Post, who like many young adults her age, is just beginning to discover her sexuality.
Just as in the novel, the film follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz), who when her parents died, was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. When her aunt and uncle discovered that Cameron was with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, they sent her to gay conversion therapy. The conversion program run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle), and her brother Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr.) is severely strict and is focus on repenting same-sex attraction.
Reverend Rick also participated in the program and was “cured.”
While there Cameron meets with other “sinners” in the program. An amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane), and the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Forrest Goodluck). The group forms an unlikely family and together, in the face of intolerance and denial, fight to survive.
The film opens Friday, September 7, 2018, in New Orleans at the Indie Broad Theater.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) won the 2018 U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Director: Desiree Akhavan
Writers: Desiree Akhavan (screenplay), Cecilia Frugiuele (screenplay), and Emily M. Danforth (novel)
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane, and Forrest Goodluck
Runtime: 91 mins
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