Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Saturday Night Film and Party | May 16
USA | 2015 | 104 minutes | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD | Best Director. Two aspiring filmmakers who excel in goofy Criterion film parodies find there is more to life when they befriend a girl with a potentially fatal disease. This Sundance audience and grand jury prize-winning film will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart.
May 16, 2015
AMC Pacific Place 11
|6:30 PM||Date has passed
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon scheduled to attend
May 17, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
|2:30 PM||Date has passed|
Screenings are on STANDY. There are no advance tickets available.
Saturday Night Film and Party | May 16 | Film: AMC Pacific Place 11 | Party: Pacific Place
A Sockwork Orange. Pooping Tom. Senior Citizen Kane. These are just some of the titles of the spoof films awkward high-school student Greg and his best friend Earl work on making every day after school—a hobby that saves them from agonizing social interaction with their peers. It’s their senior year, and they believe in staying as far below the radar as possible. Greg’s over-worried mom has other things in mind however, when she pushes the boys to befriend Rachel, a fellow classmate who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Begrudgingly they start visiting her at her home, all parties equally embarrassed by the parentally constructed meet-ups. Rachel, a headstrong and easy going girl, wants anything but pity, and soon finds that Greg’s self-deprecating humor and easy wit is something she can really connect with. All three teens become inseparable, but as Rachel’s treatment gets tougher reality sets in. A big winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and The Dying Girl celebrates the multi-layers of teenage relationships (both platonic and romantic), bursting with sarcastic humor and poignancy.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is a Texas-born director who began his career as a personal assistant to such Hollywood icons as Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. He is credited for directing in advertising and television, earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries for “American Horror Story: Coven.” He holds a BFA from NYU and an MFA from AFI.
Sponsored by KING 5, The Stranger, MOViN 92.5, Il Fornaio
|Principal Cast:||Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton|
|Running Time:||104 minutes|
|Producer:||Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman, Jeremy Dawson|
|Awards:||Sundance 2015 (US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic Audience Award)|
|Filmography:||The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)|