Ready for the summer blockbusters? Well, I think everyone likes to dig into a mind-blowing popcorn romp this time of year. But are you looking around for something with a bit more depth, more character development? Maybe a touch of the heartwarming? Look over here; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may be just what you’re after. Synopsis, if you please!
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding 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.
A Sundance double award winner? Hello! Connie “Who Doesn’t Love Friday Night Lights“ Britton? Sold! So step this way for passes, already!
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl! (Though with a title like that I kinda feel bad for doing the exclamation point thing. Kinda.)
Where: Cinemark Egyptian.
When: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.
Why: Because you’ll need a palate cleanser between mindless summer blockbusters.
REMEMBER: Seating is first-come, first served and is not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!