ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL:
Friday, July 17 – 7 pm,
Saturday, July 18 – 3 & 7 pm,
Sunday, July 19 – 3 & 7 pm,
Wednesday, July 22 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, July 23 – 7 pm.
Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoids deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. (C) Fox Searchlight
Insider’s tip: Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, this charming and innovative coming-of-age film has already garnered ten wins from twelve nominations at film festivals this year. The WSJ adds: “…brilliantly funny, casually profound and deeply affecting.” Simply put, the acting, directing, script, and cinematography make this film one of the best pictures of the year.