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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Dir: Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz
90mins   2018   USA   15   English    F-Rated

Cameron Post 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.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is neither a glib sendup of a less enlightened era nor a pious reckoning with bygone injustices. It is more interested in how its characters feel. - A.O Scott, The NY Times

This film is screened for the Book to Film Club so please book the Course Participant ticket and arrive at 10:30 if you wish to take part in the introduction and post film discussion.