Friday, June 15, 9:30 p.m. Roxie
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. Piedmont Theatre (Oakland)
in theatres August 3, 2018
|The Miseducation of Cameron Post|
There is plenty of humor along the way, but it bears highlighting that when the story gets dark, it gets very dark. I won’t spoil the plot beyond that, but don’t go in expecting it to be a lighthearted comedy throughout. Moretz, Lane, and Goodluck join a fine cast, all of whom turn in stellar performances, the production values are excellent, and the story is sharp. Sadly, the issue of sending kids to gay conversion camps remains relevant in the era of Trump, much though it should have been relegated to the ash heap of the 20th century. (One random tidbit from the production: the “dancing on the table in the kitchen” scene was filmed the day after the 2016 election.) Even today, only 10 states have outlawed “conversion therapy” for minors. This excellent film, sadly more timely than we would ever wish, is definitely a MUST SEE.
• IMDb • based on the novel by Emily Danforth (movie tie-in edition coming July 3) •