BACK2SCHOOL: 10 Things I Hate About You
August 29, 2023
When the beautiful but fiercely independent Kat Stratford meets the charismatic bad boy Patrick Verona, sparks fly as they navigate a web of teenage drama, secret admirers, and unexpected emotions, teaching us that sometimes, love can be found in the most unexpected places.
Introduced by Washington-based filmmaker Vicky Berglund-Davenport, who worked as a location scout on the film.
Individual Tickets: Select showtime to purchase.
Passes: $65 | $50 SIFF Members - includes full series access
10 Things I Hate About You is a delightful romantic comedy that puts a modern twist on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. When the popular but unattainable Bianca Stratford is forbidden to date until her older sister Kat finds love, a plan is hatched. Enter Patrick Verona, a rebellious and mysterious bad boy who sets out to win Kat's heart, despite her fierce resistance. With witty banter, clever schemes, and a dose of teenage angst, this film captures the complexities of love, friendship, and the power of embracing one's true self in the face of societal expectations.
- Director: Gil Junger
- Principal Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Country: USA
- Year: 1999
- Running Time: 97 min.
- Screenplay: Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, William Shakespeare
- Cinematographers: Mark Irwin
- Editors: O. Nicholas Brown
- Music: Richard Gibbs
- Language: English