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John Cameron Mitchell adapts Neil Gaiman’s short-story, How To Talk To Girls At Parties, into a feature length spectacle full of punk, camp, and romantic entanglements. Elle Fanning plays Zan, an alien, who falls for earth boy Enn (Alex Sharp) against her colony’s wishes. Together they set out to prove their love will prevail against any obstacles in this cult-film-in-the-making, featuring an unforgettable cameo from Nicole Kidman as a punk empress.
From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.
Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.
“Gloriously bonkers, with a charming central performance from Elle Fanning.” – Daily Mail
“A big, boisterous jumble of mixed metaphors and dizzy positivity.” – The ARTery
“There’s no simple way to categorize this maniacal misfit love story, which, like the counter-culture icons it champions, is exactly what makes it so endearing.” – Punch Drunk Critics
“[Mitchell’s] giddy, knowingly camp direction has a sort of glitter-stick DIY spirit that keeps the movie aloft…” – Entertainment Weekly
“A refreshing tonic against blockbusteritis.” – NPR
Runtime: 102 minutes
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Country: USA /UK
Friday, June 15: 2:00, 10:45
Saturday, June 16: 10:00AM, 8:25, 10:30
Sunday, June 17: 4:15, 10:30
Monday, June 18: 3:10, 9:25
Tuesday, June 19: 1:15, 5:15
Wednesday, June 20: 11:00AM, 7:10
Thursday, June 21: 1:15, 7:25
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.
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