Phew! It’s been a busy month for the Graphic Content team: we traveled to Seattle for a bit of a vacation and to check out the Emerald City Comicon. Seattle is also home to Fantagraphics Books, “publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists since 1976,” including Daniel Clowes‘ Ghost World, which was adapted to the screen by director Terry Zwigoff in 2001, with Clowes on screenwriting duties. Due to overwhelmingly popular demand from our Twitter followers, we’ve selected Ghost World as our April film!
Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are two alienated young women surviving life in a nameless, hellish American town. The two pseudo-intellectual outcasts connect with society in small yet profound ways: Rebecca finds out that she could become a talented artist after taking a mandatory class to graduate high school, while Enid begins a strange sort of relationship with Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a manager at a local fast food chain who is an avid record collector. Eventually, the girls must make some important decisions about where their lives are going, but will their future plans involve each other? The adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ seminal work, originally serialized in Eightball, is one of the most highly regarded comic book films ever made. Its approach to adolescence and the ennui felt by teenage girls growing up in modern suburbia makes it a must see!
Tuesday, April 17 at 9:00 PM. The movie is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Metro Passes will be accepted. Box office opens at 6:15, so come on by early to check out the comics we’ve selected to go with the movie. RSVP on Facebook.
Hope to see you all there!