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The Miseducation of Cameron Post
BUY TICKETS 8pm Tuesday 23 October
DIRECTOR Desiree Akhavan
CAST Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr
Chloë Grace Moretz is superb in this compassionate coming-of-age story set in a gay conversion camp in 1990s America.
This compassionate coming-of-age indie focuses on 16-year-old Cameron Post (an excellent Chloë Grace Moretz), who is sent to a gay conversion camp after she’s caught in an intimate moment with another girl. Subjected to ‘therapy’ designed to remove their same-sex attraction, Cameron and her new friends nevertheless attempt to maintain their sense of self-worth. Simultaneously funny and gently gut-punching, this is a balanced film that celebrates community and forgoes melodrama.
(2018 USA 91 mins)
These are youngsters thrown together by uncaring authority, who find a common bond in their outcast status. It’s one of the lovely ironies of Akhavan’s bittersweet film that Cameron finds true friendship in a place dedicated to stamping it out, and there’s laugh-out-loud joy to be found in the acid-tongued interaction between these soulmates … this is a film set in a past to which recent events have lent a horribly contemporary edge … All the more reason to embrace Cameron’s oddly universal story, and to seek out Akhavan’s quietly empowering (and often very funny) film. Mark Kermode, The Observer
BBFC advice: Contains strong language, sex and drug misuse
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that audio description is available. The optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium (rows AA, A and B), seats 1-12. We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.