"Adapted from Tim Tharp’s young adult novel, the 2013 Sundance hit The Spectacular Now captures the insecurity and confusion of adolescence without looking for tidy truths. “Sutter Keely (Miles Teller, 21 & Over) lives in the now. A high school senior, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7UP cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley, The Descendents) hovering over him. Not a member of the cool crowd, she’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they’re drawn to each other. Young actors rarely portray teens with the maturity that Teller and Woodley display, and they are phenomenal together. Funny, compassionate, and poignant, James Ponsoldt’s third feature again demonstrates his ability to lay bare the souls of his characters.” — Sundance Film Festival. Director James Ponsoldt in person!
Dir. James Ponsoldt, 2013, digital presentation, 100 min.
NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended.
See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-july-2013/#free-sneak-preview-the-spectacular-now-director-in-person