June 16 Cinema Sundays: “The Spectacular Now”

Spectacular Now book cover

On Sunday, June 16, at 10:30am, I will present the upcoming film The Spectacular Now (adapted from the novel of the same name, by Tim Tharp) at a preview screening at Baltimore’s very own Cinema Sundays at the Charles.

The movie just won the “Special Jury Prize” (Dramatic) at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for its two young leads, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, with this description: “For two young actors who showed rare honesty, naturalism and transparency and whose performances brought up the best in each other.” I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing the film. While I don’t know Miles Teller, I enjoyed Shailene Woodley in The Descendants.

The book is about an alcoholic teen who is forced to confront the worst aspects of his behavior in the course of his Senior Year of high school. A party animal, Sutter Keeley is also actually a pretty nice guy. But nice – and the desire to just keep on living in the “spectacular now” – may not be enough any more . . .

Check out the website of Cinema Sundays for details on tickets.

Hope to see some of you there! Feel free to share this info with any and all, if you think they might be interested in seeing the film!

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