Hey Girl: Ghost World
USA, 2001, 111 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Based on a Book, Black Comedy
Plays Thursday, June 6th at 7:30pm at the Sie FilmCenter
Pre-show Hey Girl Happy Hour from 6pm - 7:30pm sponsored by Great Divide Brewing Co!
Pre and post-show comic book swap in Henderson's Lounge!
35mm presentation - Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed breakthrough success with his 1994 documentary Crumb, shifts gears as he examines the lives of two young women on the verge of leaving their adolescence behind in his first dramatic feature. Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are two close friends who've just graduated from high school, and are trying to decide what to do with their lives. Enid is a dark-haired arch cynic who is tired of living at home with her ineffectual dad (Bob Balaban) and his annoyingly perky girlfriend Maxine (Teri Garr), while Rebecca is prettier and a bit cheerier, but no more certain about her future. While the two girls have vague plans of getting an apartment together, they seem content to while away their summer hanging out and indulging in their shared infatuation with Josh (Brad Renfro), a friend from school who works at a convenience store and doesn't seem to be especially attracted to either of them. Enid discovers that in order to get her diploma, she'll have to take an additional class over the summer, where she winds up studying art with Roberta (Illeana Douglas), who is determined to encourage Enid's creative impulses, whether Enid likes it or not. More significantly, Enid meets Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a geeky record collector more than twice her age, and while they would seem to have little in common (and Rebecca thinks he's a creep), Enid discovers a kindred spirit in fellow misfit Seymour, who shares her disgust with the world around them, and a relationship begins to develop between the two. Ghost World is based on the award-winning graphic novel by comic artist Daniel Clowes, who also wrote the film's screenplay.
In cooperation with the Free Your Star Foundation. The Free Your Star Foundation (www.FreeYourStarFoundation.org), aims to change the face of fashion, film, photography, music and journalism industries by being a fiscal and mentor resource for urban youth and women.
DIRECTOR: Terry Zwigoff
Principal Cast: Thora Birch - Enid, Steve Buscemi - Seymour, Scarlett Johansson - Becky, Brad Renfro - Josh, Illeana Douglas - Roberta, Bob Balaban - Enid's Dad, Teri Garr - Maxine
US Distributor: United Artists