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Desiree Akhavan The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #34. Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Desiree Akhavan could distinctly hold two parallel careers — one in front of the camera, but we selfishly want her writing and directing – we said that her debut film “will catch several off guard for its strong comedic timing and gloriously beat-up protag.” Written once again by Appropriate Behavior team of Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele, The Miseducation of Cameron Post has had time to simmer, to be more polished as filming took place in November of 2016. The adaptation of the book by the same name by Emily M. Danforth, this Brit-American production will be showcased at Sundance.

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Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

Release Date/Prediction: This was selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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